*Business and Pleasure*. 1932. USA. Directed by David Butler

Business and Pleasure. 1932. USA. Directed by David Butler. 78 min.

With Will Rogers, Jetta Goudal, Joel McCrea. Business and Pleasure is one in a series of “Innocents Abroad” comedies from Fox Film Corp. featuring the Oklahoma sage Will Rogers as a no-nonsense Midwesterner forced to contend with the cultural eccentricities of foreign lands. This time, Rogers is an aw-shucks manufacturer of razor blades whose family vacation in Arabia provides cover for his attempt to purchase the secret of “Damascus steel” from Bedouin chief Boris Karloff. McCrea is a stuffy New York playwright who warms to the blue eyes of Rogers’s corn-fed daughter (Peggy Ross), while silent star Jetta Goudal, in her final film, employs her own heavily lidded orbs to vamp Rogers on behalf of his business rivals. Rare 16mm print.

  1. Friday, May 8, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
  2. Thursday, May 7, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
  3. Wednesday, May 6, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
This film accompanies Acteurism: Joel McCrea.