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Mysterious Island (UK/USA, 1961)

February 17, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Sound and Fury: The Films of Cy Endfield.”

Mysterious Island (UK/USA, 1961)
Directed by Cy Endfield

This fanciful adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1874 novel, atypical for director Cy Endfield, called upon his knowledge of American genres, European locations and the dramatization of group dynamics. Here, a group of Union Soldiers in the American Civil War escapes a Confederate compound in a hot air balloon, landing on an island full of outsize and mysterious beasts, animated by Ray Harryhausen.

Production: Ameran Films. Distribution: Columbia Pictures. Producer: Charles H. Schneer. Director: Cy Endfield. Based on the novel L’ile mystérieuse by Jules Verne. Screenwriter: John Prebble, Daniel Ullman, Crane Wilbur. Cinematographer: Wilkie Cooper. Editor: Frederick Wilson. Composer: Bernard Herrmann. With: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill, Herbert Lom.

DCP, color, 101 min.

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

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


February 17, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States