Town Hall Theatre in Wilton presents ‘Why Worry?’

Harold Lloyd searches for footwear in

Harold Lloyd searches for footwear in "Why Worry" —COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 02-16-2024 9:02 AM

Modified: 02-27-2024 9:01 AM


Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main St. in Wilton, will screen the 1923 silent comedy “Why Worry?” with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.

The screening was originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, but was moved due to a scheduling conflict.

In “Why Worry?” Harold Lloyd plays the bespectacled young man next door whose road to success was often plagued by perilous detours. He was a top box office attraction of the 1920s, and “Why Worry?” was one of his top-grossing comedies.

Lloyd plays a wealthy hypochondriac traveling abroad who gets caught up in a local uprising. Thrown into prison, he is forced to use his wits to escape and rescue his nurse from the clutches of a dangerous revolutionary leader. The cast includes an actual giant – 8-foot-tall John Aasen, discovered in Minnesota during a national talent search.

The screening is the latest in the venue’s silent film series. Admission is free, with a $10 per person donation suggested to defray expenses. For information, call the theater at 603-654-3456.

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