1931. USA. Frank Borzage. 90 min.
Thursday, November 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1931. USA. Directed by Frank Borzage. Screenplay by Edwin Burke. With James Dunn, Sally Eilers. Borzage’s breezy romantic melodrama, for which he won his second Best Director Oscar, centers on an average American couple who are expecting their first baby and struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression. Bad Girl marked Borzage’s successful transition to the sound era after Seventh Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928), his masterful collaborations with Hollywood stars Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell (Gaynor and Farrell appear in David Butler’s Sunnyside Up on October 16 and November 13). MoMA presents the New York premiere of its recently struck 35mm safety print, created from the Museum’s nitrate print and from Twentieth Century Fox’s newly re-recorded soundtrack, which resolves synchronization problems from past material. 90 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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