Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Crusades (1935) & The Godless Girl (1929)

February 27, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM


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

The Crusades (1935)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

In the quest to reclaim Jerusalem from Islamic warrior Saladin, Richard the Lionhearted sees an opportunity to escape a politically expedient marriage, but soon finds it necessary to grudgingly take a bride (Berengaria, princess of Navarre) as a condition of assistance from her father in his campaign. Their budding romance, developing an ever-loftier tone, becomes the film’s tender heart as Richard finds purpose in battle, and even solidarity with Saladin himself.

Paramount Productions, Inc. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriting: Harold Lamb, Dudley Nichols, Waldemar Young. Cinematographer: Victor Milner. Editor: Anne Bauchens. Cast: Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith, Alan Hale.

35mm, b/w, 125 min.

Followed by:
The Godless Girl (1929)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

In this curious exposé, atheist high school student Judith fervently spreads her message to fellow pupils, leading to a violent and tragic clash with faithful campus Christians. Both Judith and Christian student Bob are transported to reform school, where hardships bridge the distance between them. This UCLA Film & Television Archive restoration represents a rare artifact from the early days of sound-on-film, offering music and some dialogue, while an all-silent version was also released.

DeMille Pictures Corp. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Jeanie Macpherson. Cinematographer: Peverell Marley. Editor: Anne Bauchens. Cast: Lina Basquette, Marie Prevost, Noah Beery, Eddie Quillan, Mary Jane Irving.

35mm, b/w, 128 min.

Preceded by:
Hollywood Extra Girl (1935)

Extra girl #1472 reports for work on the set of The Crusades, and receives sage advice from director Cecil B. DeMille.

35mm, b/w, 11 min.

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


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



February 27, 2015
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM


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