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Bad Girl (1931) & Secrets (1933)
July 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “7th Heaven: The Films of Frank Borzage.”
Bad Girl (1931)
Director Frank Borzage earned his second Oscar for directing with this thoughtful Depression-era domestic drama. A young man and woman (James Dunn and Sally Eilers) meet, fall in love, and struggle to make a life for themselves in a New York tenement. The story is quintessential Borzage even as he edges his unqualified sympathy for the struggling couple with subtle social commentary.
Production: Fox Film Corp. Distribution: Fox Film Corp. Producer: Frank Borzage. Director: Frank Borzage. Based on the novel Bad Girl, by Viña Delmar and the play of the same name by Viña Delmar and Brian Marlowe. Screenwriter: Edwin Burke. Cinematographer: Chester Lyons. Art Director: William Darling. Editor: Margaret Clancy. With: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombel, William Pawley.
In her final screen appearance Mary Pickford plays the daughter of a 19th century New England shipping magnate whisked away to California by Leslie Howard’s office clerk. From a fairytale opening to the brutalism of the frontier, director Frank Borzage strikes a number of registers in returning to Besier and Eddington’s play to chart love’s perseverance from first bloom to old age.
Production: The Pickford Corp. A Frank Borzage Production. Distribution: United Artists Corp. Producer: Frank Borzage. Director: Frank Borzage. Based on the play Secrets by Rudolf Besier and May Edginton. Screenwriter: Frances Marion. Cinematographer: Ray June. Art Direction: Richard Day. Editor: Hugh Bennett. Music: Alfred Newman. With: Mary Pickford, Leslie Howard, C. Aubrey Smith, Blanche Friderici, Doris Lloyd. 35mm, b/w, 90 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!
More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website