Come On Over
American silent film, black-and-white, 1922, by Alfred E. Green, English intertitels, Subtitles: Hungarian, 69'
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Screenplay by Rupert Hughes
Director of photography: L. William O'Connell
Cast: Colleen Moore, Ralph Graves, J. Farrell MacDonald, Kate Price, James A. Marcus, Kathleen O’Connor
Production: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation
With accompaniment by pianist Elaine Loebenstein.
In partnership with the Irish Film Institute Dublin/ IFI International and the Embassy of Ireland, a film concert with Vienna-based Irish pianist Elaine Loebenstein.
Presenting a silent film recently acquired from the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Come on Over, a lively comedy of errors, is an Irish emigrant tale of a fiery young woman (the indomitable Colleen Moore) who follows her sweetheart from Lisdoonvarna to New York. Following a series of misunderstandings with society dames, a formidable landlady (Cork-born Kate Price), drunken layabouts and Irish cops she is reunited with her beloved at a lively New York céilidh.Echoing the plot of the much-more recent Oscar-nominated film Brooklyn, it serves as a silent-era depiction of the Irish in America at a time when emigration out of Ireland was not just commonplace, but endemic by necessity.