'Kitty' (1945), followed by 'Frenchman's Creek' (1947)

Monday, December 10, 2012
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

That Signature Style: The Films of Mitchell Leisen

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$9 general admission; $8 non-UCLA Students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required).

Free for UCLA students (current ID required).


UCLA Film & Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



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'Kitty' (1945). Set in 18th-century London, a profligate nobleman grooms a beautiful Cockney pickpocket to marry into society as a lady. Leisen’s ornately rendered take on Pygmalion stars Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard as blithely amoral accomplices whose wildly successful arrangement grows ever more complicated as she falls for him and he seems incapable of seeing past her origins.

Followed by: 'Frenchman's Creek' (1947). When an English noblewoman (Fontaine) seeking escape from her loveless marriage falls for a dashing French pirate (de Cordova) and joins him for adventure raiding the Cornish coast, she must choose between following her heart on the high seas, or resuming her responsibilities as a wife and mother. A swashbuckling 17th-century romance filmed in lavish Technicolor.

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