The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) & The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)

Friday, March 9, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

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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


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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Perhaps the grandest of adventure films remains timeless entertainment. Errol Flynn cemented his stardom—first realized with Curtiz in Captain Blood and The Charge of the Light Brigade—by becoming the charming brigand who fights evil Prince John (Claude Rains) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), while wooing the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland). Curtiz shares directorial honors with William Keighley after taking over the picture in the middle of production. One of the great film scores by Erich Wolfgang Korngold accentuates a lavish production by Hal Wallis and Henry Blanke. Also starring Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale and Melville Cooper. Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles. 35mm, Technicolor, 102 min.

Followed by: The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) Errol Flynn’s American film debut (in a pair of brief appearances) is a postscript to a rapidly paced Perry Mason mystery that is as amusing as it is clever. Warren William stars as a gastronomically inclined Mason who dines at Fisherman’s Wharf with his factotum Spudsy (Allen Jenkins) and coroner pal (Olin Howland), before attempting to unravel his discovery of a corpse (Flynn) while aiding a damsel in distress. Curtiz sets a breakneck pace of quick transitions and dissolves in the most entertaining of the six Warner Bros. Mason films adapted from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels. Director: Michael Curtiz. Producer: Harry Joe Brown. Cast: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, Claire Dodd, Allen Jenkins. 35mm, b/w, 80 min. Print courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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

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