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The Red Kimona (1925) & Old Ironsides (1926)

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


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Dorothy Arzner: A Retrospective.

The Red Kimona (1925)
Directed by Walter Lang.

Director Dorothy Arzner’s screenplay adaptation of Adela Rogers St. John’s sensational story emphasizes women’s extreme and often impossible dilemmas. Young Gabrielle Darley has been lured into prostitution by a man who trifled with her emotions…and whom she ultimately murders. Becoming the ward of a self-aggrandizing socialite, Gabrielle sees another dead end and only wishes to better herself, but she faces many trials in transcending her status as a symbol.

Mrs. Wallace Reid Productions. Producer: Dorothy Davenport. Director: Walter Lang. Screenwriter: Dorothy Arzner. Based on a story by Adela Rogers St. John. With: Priscilla Bonner, Thodore von Eltz, Tyrone Power, Carl Miller, Emily Fitzroy.

77 min.

Followed by:
Old Ironsides (1926)
Directed by James Cruze.

Dorothy Arzner’s early association with director James Cruze led to opportunities that partly facilitated her extraordinary rise to director status. Here, she co-wrote, was script supervisor of, and edited a rollicking 18th-century sea adventure of naval confrontations with pirates, featuring a shipboard romance of such ardor it literally rocks the boat.

Paramount Famous-Lasky Corp. Producer: B.P. Schulberg. Director: James Cruze. Screenwriter: Dorothy Arzner, Walter Woods, Harry Carr. Cinematographer: Alfred Gilks. With: Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, Charles Farrell, George Bancroft, Johnny Walker.

111 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


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


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