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Four Frightened People (1934) & This Day and Age (1933)

February 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM


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

Four Frightened People (1934)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

A British socialite, an introverted chemist (Herbert Marshall), a famous journalist and a mousy schoolteacher (Claudette Colbert) renegotiate their personas and power relations when they are put off of a cruise ship beset with disease, and must survive the Malayan jungle with only the help of a native guide. Tellingly, in director Cecil B. DeMille’s world, the jungle humbles the self-important, and brings out the animal in the formerly meek, infusing this absurdist DeMille curiosity with trenchant social commentary.

Paramount Productions, Inc. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Bartlett Cormack, Lenore Coffee. Cinematographer: Karl Struss. Editor: Anne Bauchens. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo.

35mm, b/w, 95 min.

Followed by:
This Day and Age (1933)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

In director Cecil B. DeMille’s modern-dress follow-up to The Sign of the Cross (1932), a group of high school students, temporarily acting as public officials (police chief, district attorney) as part of an educational exercise, take advantage of their positions to entrap and try a dangerous criminal who has murdered a local tailor. A thunderous paean to public engagement, the film rings with typically DeMillean moral certitude, pitting good citizens against lawless gangsters.

Paramount Pictures, Inc. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Bartlett Cormack. Cinematographer: Peverell Marley. Editor: Anne Bauchens. Cast: Charles Bickford, Richard Cromwell, Judith Allen, Harry Green, Bradley Page.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.

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


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



February 13, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM


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