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Her Sister’s Secret (1946) & Exile Express (1939)

March 14, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “UCLA Festival of Preservation.”

Her Sister’s Secret (1946)
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.

Her Sister’s Secret is a melodrama of two sisters, one of whom has a child out of wedlock, the other unable to have children but willing to adopt, leading to a conflict handled with an uncommon flair for the complicated nature of love and motherhood in opposition to Hollywood’s typical obeisance to the laws of a puritanical America. Indeed, unlike standard Hollywood melodramas there are neither villains nor morel condemnation.

Production: PRC Pictures, Inc., Henry Brash Productions. Distribution: Producer’s Releasing Corp. Producers: Henry Brash, Raoul Pegal. Screenwriter: Anne Greene. Based on the novel Dark Angel by Gina Kaus. Cinematographer: Franz Planer. Art Direction: Edward C. Jewell. Editor: Jack Ogilvie. Music: Hans Sommer. Cast: Nancy Coleman, Margaret Lindsay, Phillip Reed, Felix Bressart, Regis Toomey.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.

Followed by
Exile Express (1939)

Directed by Otis Garrett.

Anna Sten plays a hapless Russian lab assistant studying for her U.S. citizenship papers, when her boss—who has invented a poison gas—is murdered, leading to her forced deportation to Ellis Island on a train dubbed the “Exile Express.” A friendly newspaperman (Alan Marshall) helps her escape and elude both the police and various spies attempting to acquire the scientific formula.

Director: Otis Garrett. Production: United Players Productions, Inc. Distribution: Grand National Pictures, Inc. Producer: Eugene Frenke. Screenwriters: Ethel La Blanche, Edwin Justus Mayer. Cinematographer: John Mescall. Art Direction: Ralph Berger. Editor: Robert Bischoff. Music: George Parrish. Cast: Anna Sten, Alan Marshal, Jerome Cowan, Walter Catlett, Jed Prouty.

35mm, b/w, 71 min.

In-Person: Arianné Ulmer Cipes.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.! UCLA Festival of Preservation Passes available for $50.

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March 14, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States