A great Pre-Code double feature at the Billy Wilder Theatre.
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations
Men in her Life (1931)
Directed by William Beaudine
When an unscrupulous Russian count blackmails recently engaged socialite Julia Cavanaugh (Lois Moran) with salacious details about a night they spent together in France, Julia is caught between ruining her reputation or letting smitten ex-bootlegger Flash Madden (Charles Bickford) take the fall for her. In this teary affirmation of love surmounting all obstacles, Julia finds that actions, not breeding, distinguish a true gentleman.
Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Harry Cohn. Screenwriter: Robert Riskin, based on the novel by Warner Fabian. Cinematographer: Teddy Tetzlaff. Editor: Richard Cahoon. Cast: Lois Moran, Charles Bickford, Victor Varconi, Donald Dilloway, Luis Alberni.
35mm, b/w, 76 min.
Lover Come Back (1931)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
After a conniving temptress lures away the man she hoped to marry, dejected stenographer Connie Lee (Constance Cummings) gives in to her boss’ advances and moves into his Park Avenue apartment, but discovers that the woman who seduced her lover is now adulterously angling for her boss. Compromising situations abound as this pre-Code love quartet unfolds.
Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Harry Cohn. Screenwriter: Robert Shannon. Cinematographer: Joseph Walker. Editor: Gene Havlick. Cast: Constance Cummings, Jack Mulhall, Betty Bronson, Jameson Thomas, Fredrick Santley.
35mm, b/w, 68 min.