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First Comes Courage (1943)

August 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Dorothy Arzner: A Retrospective.

First Comes Courage (1943)

Director Dorothy Arzner’s final film (finished by Charles Vidor when she fell ill) veers from melodrama into WWII geopolitics, but featured a strong female lead. In Nazi-occupied Norway, Nicole Larsen (Merle Oberon) is branded a traitor for keeping company with a Nazi officer, while she is in fact a spy. Her readiness to die, and her renunciation of love to the cause, are worthy notes in Arzner’s swan song.

Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Harry Joe Brown. Director: Dorothy Arzner. Screenwriter: Lewis Meltzer, Melvyn Levy. Cinematographer: Joseph Walker. Editor: Viola Lawrence. With: Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, Carl Esmond, Isobel Elsom, Fritz Leiber.

88 min.

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

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


August 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States