The Proud Rebel (1958) & Four Daughters (1938)

Saturday, March 3, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013


Additional Information

The Proud Rebel (1958) Perhaps the best of Curtiz’s later films is an emotional Western drama about ex-Confederate officer John Chandler (Alan Ladd) who brings his son (David Ladd) to Illinois for medical treatment. The younger Chandler lost his voice after witnessing his mother’s death in a fire and his only friend other than his father is King, his beloved sheep dog. While searching for a cure, father, son and dog become involved in a range war between a farmer (Olivia de Havilland) and a dastardly sheepherder (Dean Jagger) and his two reprobate sons (Harry Dean Stanton and Thomas Pittman). With: Cecil Kellaway, James Westerfield, Henry Hull, and Percy Helton. Produced by Sam Goldwyn Jr. Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd, Cecil Kellaway. 35mm, Technicolor, 103 min.

Followed by: Four Daughters (1938) One of Curtiz’s most overlooked masterpieces is a heartwarming family saga about a music professor Adam Lemp (Claude Rains) and his daughters (Priscilla, Rosemary and Lola Lane plus Gale Page). The great John Garfield (in his screen debut) imbues the film with memorable dramatic impact. A genuine sleeper, Four Daughters was nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Garfield). Adapted from Fannie Hurst’s story by Julius Epstein and Lenore Coffee, this acclaimed box office hit spawned a pair of subsequent Lemp family films (Four Wives and Four Mothers). Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, John Garfield, Frank McHugh, May Robson. 35mm, b/w, 90 min.

In person: David Ladd, actor, producer. Alan K. Rode will sign copies of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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