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I Love a Mystery (1945) & The Unknown (1946

February 26, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present "Out of the Ether: Radio Mysteries and Thrillers on Screen."

I Love a Mystery (1945)
Directed by Henry Levin

An eerie prophecy of death, a mysterious peg-legged lurker and a nearly fatal encounter with a flaming dessert drive a man to enlist detectives Jack Packard and Doc Long in preventing his unhappy fate. With a secret religious order, a million-dollar inheritance and a wheelchair-bound wife also in the mix, I Love A Mystery’s jam-packed plotlines evoke its lively radio antecedent.

Production: Columbia Pictures Corp. Distribution: Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Wallace MacDonald. Director: Henry Levin. Based on the radio series created by Carlton E. Morse. Screenwriter: Charles O’Neal. Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey. Editor: Aaron Stell. With: Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, George Macready, Barton Yarborough, Carole Mathews.

16mm, b/w, 69 min.

Followed by:
The Unknown (1945)
Directed by Henry Levin

The death of a domineering Kentucky matriarch gathers her heirs at their decaying ancestral home in this Southern Gothic–tinged mystery based on the radio story “The Thing That Cries In The Night.” Accompanying granddaughter Nina for the reading of the will, Jack and Doc protect her from a series of malevolent mishaps while unraveling the secrets of the mouldering mansion.

Production: Columbia Pictures Corp. Distribution: Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Wallace MacDonald. Director: Henry Levin. Based on the radio series created by Carlton E. Morse. Screenwriter: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Julian Harmon. Cinematographer: Henry Freulich. Editor: Arthur Seid. With: Karen Morley, Jim Bannon, Jeff Donnell, Robert Scott, Barton Yarborough.

35mm, b/w, 70 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!
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Details

Date:
February 26, 2016
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
$10
Event Category:

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/