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Casablanca and Kid Galahad

January 5 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film”

Casablanca (1942)
Directed by Michael Curtiz

The film that became America’s symbol of what it meant to be on the right side in a world at war. Three quarters of a century later, this most virtuous product of the studio system at its zenith continues to occupy a rarefied firmament of popular culture. Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa Lund remain one of cinema’s unforgettable star pairings. A perfect cast includes: Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, S.Z. Zakall and Peter Lorre. Nominated for five Academy Awards, the film won for the Epstein brothers and Howard Koch’s screenplay and Michael Curtiz’s direction.

Production/Distribution Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Director: Michael Curtiz. Producer: Hal B. Wallis. Screenwriter: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard W. Koch. Based on a play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson. Editor: Owen Marks. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt.

35mm, b/w, 102 min.

Followed by:

Kid Galahad (1937)
Directed by Michael Curtiz

A trio of legendary Warner Bros. stars elevates one of the emblematic examples of the studio’s singular Depression era cinematic style. Edward G. Robinson portrays a tough-as-nails boxing promoter with a heart-of-gold girlfriend (Bette Davis) who vies with a crooked rival (Humphrey Bogart) for control of the heavyweight title using a naive ex-bellhop turned boxer (Wayne Morris). There is plenty of slam-bang action with top-notch support from Harry Carey as a trainer and Jane Bryan as Robinson’s cloistered kid sister.

Production/Distribution Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Director: Michael Curtiz. Screenwriter: Seton I. Miller. Based on the novel by Francis Wallace. Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio. Editor: George Amy. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Jane Bryan.

35mm, b/w, 102 min.

Print courtesy of the Library of Congress.

In person: Alan K. Rode will sign copies of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film beginning at 6:30 p.m.

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.


January 5
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States


UCLA Film & Television Archive