Cambridge Film Festival 2008

Retrospectives are frequently dedicated to actors or directors, but this year have decided to celebrate an entire studio.

As the third oldest movie studio in continuous operation, it has an illustrious history and plenty to of classics to celebrate since its inauguration in 1918. This strand celebrates the studio's golden era from the 1930s to 1950s and includes a brand new documentary about the studio.

View other Cambridge Film Festival Films by strand: Boris Karloff: The Face Of Universal Horror, Derek Jarman Remembered, Documentaries, Music At The Movies, New Features, Polish Cinema, The Films Of Ulrich Seidl

Baby Face (Country: US; Year: 1933; Director: Alfred E. Green; Writer: Darryl F Zanuck, Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola; Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier, Henry Kolker, Margaret Lindsay, Arthur Hohl, John Wayne, Robert Barrat, Douglass Dumbrille)
A prostitute tries to climb the Manhattan social ladder by sleeping with wealthy New Yorkers.
Black Legion (Country: US; Year: 1937; Director: Archie Mayo; Writer: Robert Lord, Abem Finkel, William Wister Haines; Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ann Sheridan, Helen Flint, Joe Sawyer, Clifford Soubier, Alonzo Price, Paul Harvey, Dickie Jones)
A factory worker joins a secret hate society after losing out on a promotion to a Polish worker.
Captain Blood (Country: US; Year: 1935; Director: Michael Curtiz; Writer: Rafael Sabatini, Casey Robinson; Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Guy Kibbee, Henry Stephenson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Donald Meek)
Swashbuckling tale of mutiny, starring Errol Flynn.
I Am a Fugitive From A Chain Gang (Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: Mervyn LeRoy; Writer: Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes, Sheridan Gibney, based on the true story by Robert E Burns ; Stars: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis, Preston Foster, Allen Jenkins, Berton Churchill, Edward Ellis, David Landau, Hale Hamilton)
A war veteran finds himself sentenced to 10 years hard labour after unwittingly getting caught up in a robbery.
Strangers On A Train (Country: US; Year: 1951; Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Writer: Patricia Highsmith, Whitfield Cook, Czenzi Ormonde, Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler; Stars: Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Kasey Rogers, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Howard St. John, John Brown)
Story of men who meet on a train and decide to exchange murders.
White Heat (Country: US; Year: 1949; Director: Raoul Walsh; Writer: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Virginia Kellogg; Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, John Archer, Wally Cassell, Fred Clark, Joel Allen, Claudia Barrett)
James Cagney stars as a gang leader planning a final heist after he escapes from jail.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (Country: US; Year: 1942; Director: Michael Curtiz; Writer: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph, Robert Buckner, Julius J Epstein, Philip G Epstein; Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, Frances Langford, George Barbier)
Story of George M Cohan - considered the father of American musicals - featuring an Oscar-winning performance from Cagney in the lead.
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros Story (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Schickel; Writer: Richard Schickel, George Perry; Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lauren Bacall, Carroll Baker, Warren Beatty, Ingrid Bergman, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, James Cagney)
Documentary at the heart of the studio's 85th anniversary celebrations. Narratedd by Clint Eastwood.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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