UW Cinematheque - Silents Please!
The Red Kimona | USA | 1925 | DCP | 77 min. Director: Dorothy Davenport, Walter Lang
Saturday, October 13, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller A small-town girl finds herself lured into New Orleans prostitution in this landmark, taboo-breaking melodrama. Pioneering producer Davenport served (uncredited) as the co-director and the screenplay was co-written by Dorothy Arzner, later the only woman director employed by the Hollywood studios during the 1930s and 1940s. The restored version from the UCLA Film & Television Archive, featuring a score by Libby Meyer, will be shown.