1934. USA. Erik Charell. 101 min.
Friday, November 8, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1934. USA. Directed by Erik Charell. Screenplay by Melchior Lengyel, Samson Raphaelson, based on the novel by Robert Liebmann. With Loretta Young, Charles Boyer, Jean Parker. Virtually unseen for more than 80 years and now presented in a beautiful new 35mm print, Caravan marks yet another momentous collaboration between Twentieth Century Fox and The Museum of Modern Art, drawing upon the Museum’s cherished Fox nitrate collection. After the tremendous success of his Weimar operetta The Congress Dances (1931), Erik Charell made his encore for the Fox Film Corporation with this delightful Hungarian musical romance. “With its complex camera movements, extreme long takes, Busby Berkeley-like musical spectacle and bittersweet, politically charged story of a Gypsy (Charles Boyer) foolish enough to believe that his love for a princess (Loretta Young) will surmount all social barriers, Caravan is a genuinely great movie awaiting its return to the spotlight” (Dave Kehr, The New York Times). Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. 101 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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