Duck Soup Cinema: Good References

  • 201 State St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 258-4141

Good References is an American silent romantic comedy drama released in 1920. Actress Constance Talmadge plays Mary Wayne, who lives in New York City and must find a job in a hurry. She assumes the identity of a friend she met at an employment agency and is soon a secretary for a socialite. The son of the socialite, Bill Marshall (Vincent Coleman), has no interest in his mother’s parties and soon begins to fall in love with Mary. Preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funded by The Packard Humanities Institute, Barbara Roisman Cooper and Martin M. Cooper.

Organist: Clark Wilson

Overture’s Duck Soup Cinema silent film series is nationally known for providing an authentic and rare silent film experience in the historic Capitol Theater, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in January 2018. As these films were released nearly a century ago, please be aware they may depict some of the theatric and social conventions of the time including material that may be considered socially insensitive today.

  • Times: Sat 2-4:30PM, 7-9:30PM