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Archive Treasures - THE MATING SEASON & TO EACH HIS OWN

Synopsis:

ARCHIVE TREASURES
"Archive Treasures" showcases works from the UCLA Film & Television Archive's extensive collection, one of the largest moving image collections in the world. Included in the series will be deserving and rarely screened gems presented in original and restored prints.

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Friday May 22nd at 7:30PM

Mitchell Leisen Double Feature!

THE MATING SEASON (1951)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
The Mating Season owes much of its delightful and breezy charm to the comedic expertise of its "leading" lady, Thelma Ritter (who ironically landed her second of six Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress for the film). Portraying down-and-out hamburger stand owner Ellen McNulty, Ritter's gutsy low-brow delivery is pitch perfect as the heroine mistakenly identified as a domestic when she goes to visit her son (Lund) and his new fiancée (Tierney) in their high-society habitat. Director Leisen safely maneuvers the ensuing highjinks in this easygoing 1950s throwback to his frenetic 1930s screwball comedies. 35mm, B/W, 101 min.


TO EACH HIS OWN (1946)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Olivia de Havilland won her first Academy Award in Mitchell Leisen's groundbreaking melodrama about an unwed mother's emotional journey. Young Jody Norris meets a departing serviceman in wartime. Emotionally drawn together, they share a passionate night. But Jody is left pregnant and alone when her lover is killed in battle, and she gives up her child. Meeting him years later, she longs to identify herself but is constrained by her secret sorrow, though a beautiful vindication awaits her. A timely story that many Americans must have lived during World War II, the film is striking for its frankness and the dignity it affords its characters. 35mm, B/W, 122 min.


 

Genre:

Classic Hollywood