Directed by William K. Howard. Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, Myrna Loy
Like a Grand Hotel on shipboard, the intertwining stories of a gentleman thief, a lily-livered banker, and the women who love them are told in Oscar-winning Art Deco splendor. This cross-section of society in a high seas mystery has remarkable visual sophistication, with its long tracking shots and dramatic deep focus cinematography by James Wong Howe. The stylish shoot-out in the ship’s boiler room stylistically anticipates both Citizen Kane and film noir. Thought lost forever in a 1937 vault fire at 20th Century Fox, the Museum of Modern Art has recently restored this major rediscovery with The Film Foundation, The George Lucas Family Foundation, and The Celeste Bartos Preservation Fund.
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Wednesday, April 22