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Rafter Romance (1933) & Double Harness (1933)

February 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Archive Treasures: A Valentine’s Day Duo of Romantic Comedies.”

Rafter Romance (1933)
Directed by William Seiter

A saleswoman and a night watchman who’ve never met share an apartment, one by day and one by night, and detest each other, sight unseen. Unwittingly meeting as strangers in the outside world, they develop a deepening attraction—while their at-home antipathy only intensifies, leading to comic complications on all sides in this valentine to romance on a Depression-era budget.

Production: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Distribution: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Director: William Seiter. Based on the novel Rafter Romance by John Wells. Screenwriter: H.W. Hanemann, Sam Mintz. Cinematographer: David Abel. Editor: James B. Morley. With: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney, Robert Benchley, Laura Hope Crews.

35mm, b/w, 70 min.

Followed by:

Double Harness (1933)
Directed by John Cromwell

In this urbane romantic comedy, socialite Joan Colby callously pursues a San Francisco playboy as a husband, explaining to her disapproving family that marriage is a business prospect, and love, a mere complication to avoid. But when her new marriage is threatened by her husband’s straying eye, Joan sets out on a new project: to make him fall in love.

Production: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Distribution: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Director: John Cromwell. Based on the play Double Harness by Edward Poor Montgomery. Screenwriter: Jane Murfin. Cinematographer: J. Roy Hunt. Editor: George Nicholls Jr. With: Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucile Browne, Henry Stephenson, Lilian Bond.

35mm, b/w, 74 min.

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

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


February 14, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States