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Madam Satan (1930) & Dynamite (1930)

January 25, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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

Madam Satan (1930)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Produced during director Cecil B. DeMille’s brief residency at MGM (and following a period of independent production), this pre-Code comedy concerns the elaborate plan of a wealthy socialite to regain the heart of her philandering husband by means of a costume ball on a dirigible, at which the wife will seduce the husband while disguised. This unique vision of jazz-age decadence is one of the strangest and most arresting of DeMille’s sex comedies.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. DIR: Cecil B. DeMille. SCR: Jeanie Macpherson, Gladys Unger, Elsie Janis. CINE: Harold Rosson. EDIT: Anne Bauchens. CAST: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth, Roland Young, Elsa Peterson.
35mm, b/w, 116 min.

Followed by:
Dynamite (1930)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Director Cecil B. DeMille’s first all-talking picture, also released in a silent version, features a pampered society girl who will lose her trust fund if she isn’t married and living with her husband by a certain date—unless he dies before, in which case she keeps the cash. Strategically selecting a death row inmate, her world is turned upside down when the man is freed and turns up at her penthouse to live up to his vows.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. DIR: Cecil B. DeMille. SCR: Jeanie Mcpherson. CINE: Peverell Marley. EDIT: Anne Bauchens. CAST: Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Julia Faye, Joel McCrea.
16mm, b/w, 128 min.

Preceded by:
The Ten Commandments Promotional Film (1956)

Cecil B. DeMille shows clips from his forthcoming film, and discusses its making.
35mm, color, approx. 12 min.

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


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



January 25, 2015
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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