Headless Horseman, The

1706. THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN (1922-USA). With WILL ROGERS, LOIS MEREDITH. Based on the story by WASHINGTON IRVING. Will Rogers, beloved American entertainer, philosopher and folk hero, was one Of the movies’ top box Office draws from the advent Of sound until his death in a plane crash in 1935. However, his screen career dates from 1918, and his naturÂal charm and folksy personality shine through in his silent films. Rogers Offers an impressive perforÂmance in this 18th Century American classic as the Yankee schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, who arrives in the town Of Sleepy Hollow to settle down and practice his prOfession. Ichabod soon becomes the unlikely rival Of neighborhood hero Brom Bones for the affection Of Katrina Van Tassel, the town flirt – and the daughter Of Sleepy Hollow’s wealthiest farmer. Even though he is a learned man, Ichabod Crane is still most impressionable; he has become convinced that the Sleepy Hollow region is haunted, and at one point is accused Of being a witch doctor. Little does he know that he will eventually be encountering the legendary chief Of Sleepy Hollow’s legion Of ghosts: the infaÂmous Headless Horseman! “Silent” film with original organ score, correct projection speed. 70 minutes. ÒSilentÓ Comedy