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UW Cinematheque - Down and Dirty in Gower Gulch: Poverty Row Films Preserved by UCLA

False Faces | USA | 1932 | DCP | 81 min. Director: Lowell Sherman

Event Details

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7 p.m.
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Lowell Sherman, Peggy Shannon, Lila Lee
Exiled from NYC, quack doctor Silas Benton (portrayed by director Sherman as an affectless sociopath) lands in Chicago, promoting himself to the idle rich and famous as the doyen of nip-and-tuck. Utterly indifferent to his trail of human wreckage, Benton dallies promiscuously with every woman in sight and gorges himself with riches gleaned from his outlaw surgeries. His ultimate comeuppance is designed to leave the picture audience cheering.