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Jealousy (Celos) (Mexico, 1935) & Beautiful Sky (Cielito Lindo) (Mexico, 1936)
February 2, 2014 @ 7:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program and UCLA Center for Mexican Studies present
“Jealousy” (Celos) (Mexico, 1935)
Written and directed by Arcady Boytler
Playing a supporting role in his debut, actor Arturo de Córdova fortuitously landed in Russian-born Arcady Boytler’s sophisticated psychological melodrama, of a type rare in Mexico at the time, but which would typify the actor’s later career. A brilliant doctor (Fernando Soler) is engaged to be married, but love for his betrothed is suffocated by suspicion and jealousy, with de Córdova cast as the surgeon’s assistant, wrongly suspected as a rival.
Producer: Felipe Mier. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Arcady Boytler, Juan José Marino. Cast: Fernando Soler, Vilma Vidal, Arturo de Córdova, Emilio Fernández, Luis G. Barreiro.
35mm, b/w, in Spanish with English subtitles, 79 min.
“Beautiful Sky” (Cielito Lindo) (Mexico, 1935)
Directed by Roberto Gavaldón, Roberto O’Quigley
A young Arturo de Córdova cuts a dashing figure as Mexican Revolutionary hero Felipe Vélez. Bearing a debt of gratitude to fellow fighter José Orozco (for once saving him from execution), Vélez faces complications upon discovering that he and his friend love the same woman. Romantic rivalry intensifies their fervor for the national cause in this classic from the golden age of Mexican cinema.
Producer: José Luis Bueno. Screenwriter: Ernesto Cortázar. Cinematographer: Gabriel Figueroa, Jack Draper. Editor: Jorge Bustos. Cast: Arturo de Córdova, Felipe de Flores, Lupita Gallardo, Max Langler, Carlos López.
35mm, b/w, in Spanish with English subtitles, 70 min.
FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!