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Dames and I’ve Got Your Number

November 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Blonde Crazy: Joan Blondell”

Dames (1934), directed by Ray Enright

Joan Blondell’s image as the era’s most sensational gold digging showgirl crystallized with a series of Warner Bros. musicals that also starred Dick Powell (Blondell’s second husband) and Ruby Keeler with choreography by Busby Berkeley. An unofficial entry in the “Gold Digger” series, Dames reprises the formula while giving Blondell more space to display her comic skills and even a charming song and dance number, “The Girl at the Ironing Board.”

SCR: Delmer Daves. CAST: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler

35mm, b/w, 90 min.

Followed by:

I’ve Got Your Number (1934), directed by Ray Enright

Joan Blondell may have been best known as America’s favorite gold digger but some of her best performances are as women working more mundane jobs who nevertheless find themselves caught up in scandal. Here, Pat O’Brien’s alpha telephone repairman is here responsible for making Blondell’s operator the subject of the headline “DA Nabs Blonde in 90K Racket.” Their verbal sparring, as he tries to clear her name, is classic pre-Code banter.

SCR: Warren Duff, Sidney Sutherland. CAST: Joan Blondell, Pat O’Brien, Allen Jenkins

16mm, b/w, 68 min.

Preceded by:

Home Movies No. 1
Digital video (from 16mm), b/w, silent, approx 10 min.

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


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


November 12, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States