Silent Film Shows

The PRSO prides itself in their authentic performances of silent films. Hear and see the films as they were originally presented at their debut!

NEW! Harold Lloyd Entertainment Partnership. Visit our Harold Lloyd Page for more information!

The Charlie Chaplin Film Festival! – In 1914, a short man in baggy trousers, a derby cane, and short mustache took the world by storm. One hundred years, the films of Charlie Chaplin still delight audiences! Peacherine underscores a selection of his early classics, as you would have seen them upon their original release! A sure hit to delight audiences of all ages.

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Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL – One of the most celebrated films of all time! Keaton’s masterpiece, based on the Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War. Join us for “Love, Locomotive, and Laughs!”

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An Evening With Chaplin & Keaton – Two of the kings of comedy come together for an evening of laughs! Combine two of their best films with a condensed version of our concert program, for an evening of music and movie fun! Our most popular program!

Masters of Silent Comedy – A comical combination of classics! Choose between the films of Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Laurel & Hardy, and Monty Banks, for an evening of laughs.

Keaton Komedy – The Great Stone Face in several of his celebrated short films!

Nautical Nonsense – Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd star in two hilarious comedies parodying life on the seas – Combine Buster Keaton’s THE BOAT or THE NAVIGATOR with Harold Lloyd’s CAPTAIN KIDDS KIDS or A SAILOR MADE MAN for a night of… Nautical Nonsense!

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween – Our spooky Halloween program combines three horror-themed comedy classics, Buster Keaton’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE, Harold Lloyd’s HAUNTED SPOOKS, and another of your choice (or a condensed version of our concert program). Perfect for events in October. Bring the kids in costume!

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu - F.W. Murnau’s classic adaptation of Dracula comes to life! Perfect for Halloween!

Lon Chaney’s Phantom Of The Opera – Lon Chaney stars in the first film adaptation of the classic Phantom Of The Opera. Perfect for Halloween!

Christmas Classics – Our delightful Holiday program combines several Edison shorts telling the classic Christmas stories: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, SANTA CLAUS vs. CUPID, and ends with the delightful (and hilarious) 1929 Laurel & Hardy short BIG BUSINESS. Combined with several Christmas themed ragtime selections, this is a delightful yuletide potpourri!

Silent Film Features

Choose below from our selection of feature-length drama, action, and comedies available:

Lon Chaney - The Phantom of The Opera (1925)

Buster Keaton - Our Hospitality (1923), Sherlock Jr. (1924), The Navigator (1924), Go West! (1925), Seven Chances (1925), Battling Butler (1926), The General (1926), College (1927), and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

F.W. Murnau - Nosferatu (1922)

Charlie Chaplin – Shoulder Arms (1918)

Douglas Fairbanks - The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Harold Lloyd - A Sailor Made Man (1921), Grandma’s Boy (1922), Safety Last (1923), Hot Water (1924), Girl Shy (1924), The Freshman (1925), Speedy (1928)

For a full list of films available, please email us.

Want to screen a different film than listed above with Peacherine? Email us with your ideas!

To bring a PRSO event to your venue, please email us at info@peacherineragtime.com, call us at 443-694-4116, or use the contact form on the “Contact Us” page.

Samples of Silent Film Accompaniment

Sample Audio Clips
Upcoming Events
June 29, 2017 – Annapolis, MD – 6:30 PM

CD Release Concert! Join Peacherine as we release our third CD, Elite Syncopations! Also featuring the debut of our score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Pawnshop. FREE! Presented by Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For more info, visit: www.marylandhall.org

August 5, 2017 – Hackettstown, NJ – 8:00 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy film program for Centenary Stage Co. For tickets & more information, visit: http://www.centenarystageco.org/eventdetail.php?ID=373 or call (908) 979 – 0900.

Peacherine Orchestra Store
That Teasin’ Rag CD

Vintage American Arrangements from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2215) PRSO’s first CD! Compilation of ragtime, theatre, and dance music. $20 USD

Step With Pep CD

The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.