UCLA Festival of Preservation Grafton Nunes introduces
United States | 1940 | John Ford
We open our presentation of the UCLA Festival of Preservation with a beautiful and moving John Ford adaptation of four one-acts by Eugene O’Neill that the playwright regarded it as the finest film version of his work. Cleveland Institute of Art President + CEO Grafton Nunes, a Ford expert, will introduce it. John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond, and Barry Fitzgerald star in the movie, a tale of courage and camaraderie among a group of boisterous, brawling, and boozy seamen on a British freighter carrying explosives at the start of WWII. The spectacular cinematography is by Gregg Toland, who introduced deep-focus techniques he would refine a year later on Citizen Kane. "One of the finest of all the movies that deal with life at sea." -Pauline Kael. Newly restored 35mm print! 103 min.
Special admission $10; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. The first 75 people buying a ticket in person to this film will receive a complimentary 80-page Festival of Preservation catalogue. 35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.
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