Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: It’s a Universal Picture
Young Desire | USA | 1930 | 35mm | 68 min. Director: Lewis B. Collins
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Cast: Mary Nolan, William Janney, Mae Busch In this wonderfully sordid melodrama, a carnival hoochie coochie dancer (Nolan) dreams of quitting her job and marrying a naive young man from a wealthy provincial family. Convincingly steeped in its carny milieu, Young Desire’s other prime virtue is the haunting performance by the striking and undervalued Nolan. Preceded by the animated Carnival Capers (1932, 7 min.).