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The Affairs of Anatol (1921) & The Little American (1917)

January 10, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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

The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

The last in a string of sparkling social comedies in collaboration with Gloria Swanson, (whose star rose brilliantly under Cecil B. DeMille’s tutelage) The Affairs of Anatol finds Swanson saddled with a bored and philandering husband (Wallace Reid), susceptible to the wiles of other women, or to the opportunity to “rescue” damsels in distress. Little does the husband suspect that what’s good for the gander may be good for the goose, as his wife takes an interest in his own best friend.

Famous Players-Lasky Corp. DIR: Cecil B. DeMille. SCR: Jeanie Macpherson. Based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler. CINE: Alvin Wyckoff, Karl Struss. CAST: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter, Monte Blue, Wanda Hawley.

35mm, b/w, silent, 117 min.

Followed by:
The Little American (1917)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Mary Pickford portrays a U.S. citizen whose ship is torpedoed en route to Europe. Arriving in France, she is reunited with two suitors, a German-American and a sympathetic French count—mediating geopolitics through a love triangle. Coming in the midst of a career nadir for Pickford, the picture helped to sustain her stardom shortly before the creation of United Artists, Corp., which would make her effectively a mogul.

Mary Pickford Film Corp. DIR: Cecil B. DeMille. SCR: Jeanie MacPherson. CINE: Alvin Wyckoff. CAST: Mary Pickford, James Neill, Ben Alexander, Guy Oliver, Edythe Chapman.

35mm, b/w, silent, 80 min.

Note: live musical accompaniment will be provided by Cliff Retallick.

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


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



January 10, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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