The 31st Pordenone Silent Film Festival, scheduled for October 6 to October 13, 2012, will show a program called “The Stories of W. W. Jacobs.” Jacobs, an English fiction writer, wrote humorous stories, but is best known for a 1902 horror short story called “The Monkey’s Paw.” The program includes the following films, all directed by H. Manning Haynes:
- A WILL AND A WAY (1922)
- SAM’S BOY (1922)
- THE SKIPPER’S WOOING (1922)
- THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY (1922)
- THE BOATSWAIN’S MATE (1924)
Artistic Pictures made all of the films in England. The studio also made a film of The Monkey’s Paw in 1923. Victor McLaglen, best known for “Gunga Din (1939),” stars in The Boatswain’s Mate.