Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
1:00pm

THE STYLE OF SIN: PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER
Marlene Dietrich Double Feature!
MOROCCO / SHANGHAI EXPRESS

Made between 1930, when the restrictive Production Code was adopted, and 1934, when it was in full effect, “pre-Code” films are beloved for their provocative content and risqué style. This six-part series introduces viewers to some of the most popular actresses of the pre-Code era through double features of their films - Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Blondell and Joan Crawford.

Program begins with an illustrated presentation by historian Kimberly Truhler. Films begin at 2:00 PM.
MOROCCO
1930, Universal, 91 min, USA, Dir: Josef Von Sternberg

“You’d better go now, I’m beginning to like you,” purrs cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich to cocky young soldier boy Gary Cooper. If you’re going to see just one Foreign Legion movie, make it MOROCCO: Dietrich (in her first American film appearance) and Cooper are downright gorgeous, and Von Sternberg transforms the two-bit cantinas and barracks of Mogador into a splendid landscape of light & shadow.


SHANGHAI EXPRESS
1932, Universal, 80 min, USA, Dir: Josef Von Sternberg

“It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.” Fallen woman Marlene Dietrich just happens to run into her former boyfriend, British army captain Clive Brook, on a train hurtling through wartime China, in what many consider the high point of the Dietrich/Von Sternberg cycle. Along for the ride are some of Hollywood’s greatest supporting players of the day: lovely Anna May Wong, bullfrog-voiced Eugene Pallette and Warner Oland (doing a sinister spin on his Far East Charlie Chan persona).


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Sep 29, 2019 • 1:00pm

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