'Whirlpool' (1934) and 'The Whole Town's Talking' (1935)
Friday, August 10, 2012
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
The Two Faces of Jean Arthur
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$9 general; $8 students and seniors; free admission to all UCLA students with valid I.D.; $10 online advance purchase.
'Whirlpool' (1934), directed by Roy William Neill: Newspaper reporter Sandra Morrison (Arthur) realizes that a crime figure she’s covering is her own father (long thought dead) who ruined her mother’s reputation years before. Torn between reconciling with her father and protecting her mother, Sandra gets in over her head as both a professional and a loving family member in this heated melodrama.
Followed by 'The Whole Town's Talking' (1935), directed by John Ford: Mild-mannered clerk Edward G. Robinson is a dead ringer for a notorious criminal, inevitably leading to complications as the real-life crook takes advantage of the situation. Arthur plays Robinson’s hard-boiled, fast-talking co-worker who buffers his journey through underworld entanglements, and proves a fitting love interest in the end.
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