The Vampire Bat (1933) & Almost Married (1932)

Monday, March 6, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

UCLA Festival of Preservation 2017

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Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning 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.

A $50 festival pass is available and grants admission to all Festival of Preservation screenings!


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The Vampire Bat (1933) directed by Frank Strayer. Everybody loves Dr. von Niemann (Lionel Atwill), clueless that he is using a cover story of medieval vampirism to murder the proletariat of Kleines Schloss and gleefully feed their blood to the artificial being he has created (it looks suspiciously like a loofa sponge oxygenating in an aquarium).

Followed by Almost Married (1932) directed by William Cameron Menzies. With the firing squad at the ready and the Bolsheviks at her heels, Anita Mellikovna (Violet Heming) is given safe passage out of Moscow by embassy attaché Deene Maxwell (Ralph Bellamy). Deene weds Anita, unaware that she is still legally the wife of Louis Capristi (Alexander Kirkland), an incarcerated madman. When Capristi learns of the marriage, he escapes and makes his way to London where he turns the newlyweds' heaven into a living hell.