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The King of Kings (1927)

January 24, 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 King of Kings (1927)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

An enormous hit from director Cecil B. DeMille’s independent production phase, this telling of the life of Christ is a masterpiece of pictorial arrangement, offering the essential episodes of the Biblical story as devotional tableaux, capped with teeming sequences of intense, dramatic action (in particular, the crucifixion). H. B. Warner’s wan, ethereal Jesus is breathtaking, setting the tone for his entire future career—even as scenes of Mary Magdalene’s redemption display the old DeMille appreciation for excess. The Archive will screen the roadshow version of the film, featuring color sequences, and a greater running time than the general release version.

DeMille Pictures Corp. DIR: Cecil B. DeMille. SCR: Jeanie Macpherson. CINE: Peverell Marley. EDIT: Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernan. CAST: H. B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill.
35mm, b/w with color sequences, silent, 155 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 24, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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