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The Vampire Bat and Almost Married

March 6 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

$10

The Vampire Bat (1933)
Directed by Frank Strayer

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute

Everybody loves Dr. von Niemann (Lionel Atwill), clueless that he is using a cover story of medieval vampirism to murder the proletariat of Kleines Schloss and gleefully feed their blood to the artificial being he has created (it looks suspiciously like a loofa sponge oxygenating in an aquarium).

Directed by Frank Strayer. Production: Majestic Pictures Corp. Distribution: Capital Film Exchange. Produced by: Phil Goldstone. Screenwriter: Edward T. Lowe, Jr. Cinematography: Ira Morgan. Art Director: Daniel Hall. Hand colored sequence: Gustav Brock. With: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne, George E. Stone.

35mm, b/w & color, 63 min.

Followed by:

Almost Married (1932)
Directed by William Cameron Menzies

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

With the firing squad at the ready and the Bolsheviks at her heels, Anita Mellikovna (Violet Heming) is given safe passage out of Moscow by embassy attaché Deene Maxwell (Ralph Bellamy). Deene weds Anita, unaware that she is still legally the wife of Louis Capristi (Alexander Kirkland), an incarcerated madman. When Capristi learns of the marriage, he escapes and makes his way to London where he turns the newlyweds’ heaven into a living hell.

Directed by William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel. Production: Fox Film Corporation. Distribution: Fox Film Corporation. Based on the story “The Devil’s Triangle” by Andrew Soutar. Screenwriters: Wallace Smith, Guy Bolton. Cinematography: John Mescall, George Schneiderman. Art Director: Gordon Wiles. Music: George Lipshultz. With: Violet Heming, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander Kirkland, Allan Dinehart, Herbert Mundin.

35mm, b/w, 51 min.

Preceded by:

Dracula — Original Trailer (1931)
35mm, b/w, 2 min.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute

Frankenstein 1931 — Reissue Trailer (1938)
35mm, b/w, 1 min.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute

The Old Dark House — Original Trailer (1932)
35mm, b/w, 1 min.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute

Frankenstein is the original 1931 trailer bracketed by “It’s Back!” wraparounds for the 1938 reissue. Like many early trailers it is comprised of outtakes revealing angles and trims not used in the feature. Dracula is the unadorned original trailer and includes variant line readings and a fragment of Edward Van Sloan’s screen test. The Old Dark House trailer features stills and art cards but no footage. All three films were immediate inspiration for The Vampire Bat (1933).

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
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Date:
March 6
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
$10
Website:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2017/03/06/vampire-bat-almost-married

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/