*Hats Off*. 1936. USA. Directed by Boris Petroff

Hats Off. 1936. USA. Directed by Boris Petroff. 70 min.

Screenplay by Samuel Fuller, Edmund Joseph. With Mae Clarke, John Payne, Richard “Skeets” Gallagher. Fuller received his first film credit, for story and screenplay, on this rarely seen comedy, an exceptionally ambitious effort from the Poverty Row studio Grand National. Clarke (then on her way down as a star) and Payne (then on his way up) are press agents who will stop at nothing to promote their respective clients: expositions staged by rival “twin cities” in Texas. 35mm.

  1. Friday, August 15, 2014,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Thursday, August 14, 2014,
    8:00 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
This film accompanies MoMA Presents: A Fuller Life.