Paramount Centennial at Harvard Film Archives

Harvard Film Archives
All-Night Extravaganza

Nélida Nassar  08.27.2012

To celebrate the final weekend of the Paramount centennial program, the Harvard Film Archive presents an all-night orgy of six– count them, six– pre-Code movies, featuring girls about town, “cute brutes,” co-eds at wild parties, Joel McCrea in a swimsuit, Claudette Colbert as Queen of the Nile, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott in a ménage à trois, and more. Plus shorts and surprises to last until dawn!

Girls About Town
Directed by George Cukor. With Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman
US 1931, 35 mm, b/w, 80 min

She Done Him Wrong
Directed by Lowell Sherman. With Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore
US 1933, 35 mm, b/w, 66 min

White Woman
Directed by Stuart Walker. With Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford
US 1933, 35 mm, b/w, 73 min

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. With Claudette Colbert, Warren William,

Henry Wilcoxon
US 1934, 35 mm, b/w, 102 min

The Wild Party
Directed by Dorothy Arzner. With Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day
US 1929, 35 mm, b/w, 77 min

Hot Saturday
Directed by Willilam Seiter. With Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott
US 1932, 35 mm, b/w, 73 min

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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