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Bewitched (1945) & Crime Doctor’s Man Hunt (1946)

March 21, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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

Bewitched (1945)
Directed by Arch Oboler

Mild-mannered, newly engaged Joan (Phyllis Thaxter) is hiding a terrible secret from her fiancé: a tormenting, depraved inner voice struggling to take over. Joan’s attempt to live a normal life and thwart the homicidal impulses of “Karen” unleashes a deadly drive for vengeance. Famed radio writer Arch Oboler directs the adaptation of his gripping psychological thriller.

Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Distribution: Loew’s Inc. Producer: Jerry Bresler. Director: Arch Oboler. Screenwriter: Arch Oboler. Cinematographer: Charles Salerno Jr. Editor: Harry Komer. With: Edmund Gwenn, Phyllis Thaxter, Harry H. Daniels Jr., Addison Richards, Kathleen Lockhart.

16mm, b/w, 65 min.

Followed by:
Crime Doctor’s Man Hunt (1946)
Directed by William Castle

Former criminal Robert Ordway (Warner Baxter), reformed after an amnesiac blow to the head and now a renowned criminal psychologist, investigates the murder of a veteran experiencing fugue states, as the young man’s worried fiancée looks on. Directed by William Castle from a script by Leigh Brackett, appearances are deceiving in this entry in Columbia’s prolific Crime Doctor mystery series.

Production: Darmour, Inc. Distribution: Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Rudolph C. Flothow. Director: William Castle. Based on the radio series created by Max Marcin. Screenwriter: Leigh Brackett. Cinematographer: Philip Tannura. Editor: Dwight Caldwell. With: Warner Baxter, Ellen Drew, William Frawley, Frank Sully, Claire Carleton.

16mm, b/w, 61 min.

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

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


March 21, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States