This Strange Passion: Arturo de Córdova-Jealousy & Beautiful Sky
Jealousy written and directed by Arcady Boytler and Beautiful Sky directed by Roberto Gavaldón, Roberto O’Quigley
Sunday, February 02, 20147:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Jealousy (Celos) (Mexico, 1935)
Written and directed by Arcady Boytler
Playing a supporting role in his debut, actor Arturo de Córdova fortuitously landed in Russian-born Arcady Boytler’s sophisticated psychological melodrama, of a type rare in Mexico at the time, but which would typify the actor’s later career. A brilliant doctor (Fernando Soler) is engaged to be married, but love for his betrothed is suffocated by suspicion and jealousy, with de Córdova cast as the surgeon’s assistant, wrongly suspected as a rival.
Producer: Felipe Mier. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Arcady Boytler, Juan José Marino. Cast: Fernando Soler, Vilma Vidal, Arturo de Córdova, Emilio Fernández, Luis G. Barreiro.
79 min | In Spanish with English subtitles
Beautiful Sky (Cielito Lindo) (Mexico, 1935)
Directed by Roberto Gavaldón, Roberto O’Quigley
A young Arturo de Córdova cuts a dashing figure as Mexican Revolutionary hero Felipe Vélez. Bearing a debt of gratitude to fellow fighter José Orozco (for once saving him from execution), Vélez faces complications upon discovering that he and his friend love the same woman. Romantic rivalry intensifies their fervor for the national cause in this classic from the golden age of Mexican cinema.
Producer: José Luis Bueno. Screenwriter: Ernesto Cortázar. Cinematographer: Gabriel Figueroa, Jack Draper. Editor: Jorge Bustos. Cast: Arturo de Córdova, Felipe de Flores, Lupita Gallardo, Max Langler, Carlos López.
70 min | In Spanish with English subtitles
Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. Mon-Fri: After 6 p.m.: $3.00 flat rate. Mon-Fri: Before 6 p.m.: $3.00 for first 3 hours with Museum validation and $1.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. Sat-Sun: $3.00 flat rate. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby.
Cost : $10
Download file: 02-02-14-Arturo-de-Cordova-in-li-3tz.pdf
Sponsor(s): Center for Mexican Studies, Film and Television Archive, Center for Mexican Studies, Morelia International Film Festival, Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Filmoteca de la UNAM, Cineteca Nacional de Mexico.