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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . DAMAGED LIVES

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Poverty Row Preserved

DAMAGED LIVES

aka THE SHOCKING TRUTH
Canada, United States | 1933 | Edgar G. Ulmer

DAMAGED LIVES film still

In this controversial STD drama that was originally censored in Ohio, a young businessman returns from a debauched night on the town and transmits VD to his fiancée. Edgar G. Ulmer’s pioneering exploitation film benefits from lush production values thanks to underwriting by the Canadian Social Health Council. Preceded at showtime by Hearst Metrotone News, Vol. 4, No. 252 (1933) and Dave Fleischer’s cartoon Dancing on the Moon (1935). All films digitally restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. DCP. Total 78 min.

Special event pricing $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Thursday 1/24
Saturday 1/26
8:15pm
5:30pm
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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

Note: Special events cost more. Exceptions are noted.