Night and the City
December 16 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Archive Treasures”
NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950)
Directed by Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin’s essential film noir opens with Harry Fabian, an expat, small-time American hustler, on the run through darkened London streets. In a real sense, Fabian, played by Richard Widmark with doom behind his eyes, never stops, lurching from one scam to the next, betting each new betrayal will get him out of the last. Director Jules Dassin uses London’s Blitz-scarred cityscape to accentuate the film’s fatalism.
Production/Distribution: Twentieth Century Productions, Ltd. Director: Jules Dassin. Producer: Samuel G. Engel. Based on the novel by Gerald Kersh. Screenwriter: Jo Eisinger. Cinematographer: Max Greene. Editor: Sidney Stone. Cast: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Francis L. Sullivan.
35mm nitrate, b/w, 96 min.
NEWS OF THE DAY (11/15/1950)
Vol. 22, No. 221
Robert A. Taft is re-elected to the Senate; revolutionaries are rounded up in Puerto Rico; the Russian Foreign Minister helps celebrates 33rd anniversary of the Communist revolution; and Joe DiMaggio visits Japan.
35mm, b/w, 7 min.
TEACHER’S PEST (1950)
Directed by Izzy Sparber
A young owl on the way to his first day of kindergarten runs across a hungry wolf who eager to teach the lad some culinary lessons.
Paramount Pictures. Directed by Izzy Sparber. Screenplay: Isadore Klein. With: Mae Questel, Sid Raymond, Cecil Roy. Music: Winston Sharples.
35mm nitrate, IB Technicolor, 7 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.