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Now I’ll Tell (1934) & Disorderly Conduct (1932)

March 11, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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

Now I’ll Tell (1934)

Arnold Rothstein, the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, is memorialized by rugged Spencer Tracey in this film à clef from the widow’s confessional yarn. As “Murray Golden,” Tracey fixes boxing matches not baseball games, taking an arc of tragedy that climaxes with his own murder. Shirley Temple’s kidlet gets the smiles but Alice Faye’s prostitute gets the musical number in this resorted pre-Code version.

Production: Fox Film Corp. Distribution: Fox Film Corp. Producer: Winfield Sheehan. Screenwriter: Edwin Burke. Based on the book Now I’ll Tell by Mrs. Arnold Rothstein. Cinematographer: Ernest Palmer. Art Direction: Jack Otterson. Editor: Harold Shuster. Music: Arthur Lange. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice Faye, Robert Gleckler, Henry O’Neill.

35mm, b/w, 87 min.

Followed by
Disorderly Conduct (1932)
Directed by John W. Considine Jr.

As payback for refusing a bribe from a bootlegging racket and arresting an influential politician’s daughter for speeding, ambitious but brusquely honest motorcycle cop Dick Fay (Tracy) is demoted to patrolman and banished to a distant precinct. Disillusioned by the corrupt system that punishes him, Fay lapses into crooked and reckless behavior before events escalate out of his control in this police melodrama.

Production: Fox Film Corp. Distribution: Fox Film Corp. Screenwriter: William Anthony McGuire. Cinematographer: Ray June. Art Direction: Duncan Cramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sally Eilers, El Brendel, Dickie Moore, Ralph Bellamy.

35mm, b/w, 82 min.

In-Person: James Curtis, author, “Spencer Tracy: A Biography.”

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

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March 11, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States