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The Cheat (1915) & The Golden Chance (1915)

February 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive, Cecilia de Mille Presley and The Cecil B. DeMille Foundation present “The Greatest Showman: Cecil B. DeMille.”

The Cheat (1915)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Edith Hardy, a social climbing stockbroker’s wife, is bored by her husband’s frugality, and complains of the same to wealthy Japanese importer Hirushu Tori, a member of her glittering social circle. Treasurer of a charitable fund, Edith rashly sinks $10,000 in an investment which quickly goes south. Seeking help from Tori, Edith luridly falls under his influence until the scandal blows wide open.

Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Hector Turnbull, Jeanie Macpherson. Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff. Cast: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill, Hazel Childers.

35mm, b/w, silent, 59 min.

Followed by:
The Golden Chance (1915)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Seamstress Mary Denby sews to survive, taking up the slack left by her unemployed and alcoholic husband, Steve. Mary is invited by her wealthy employer to masquerade as a society girl to attract the attention of a wealthy businessman, Roger. Learning of the scheme, Steve plots to exploit Roger or kill him. The violent outcome vaults Mary to a new world, fraught with moral complexity.

Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Jeanie Macpherson. Cinematographer: Alvin Wyckoff. Cast: Cleo Ridgely, Horace B. Carpenter, Edythe Chapman, Wallace Reid, Ernest Joy.

35mm, b/w, silent, 74 min.

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

Tickets

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website

Details

Date:
February 7, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
$10

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/