La cruz y la espada / El rey de los gitanos
La cruz y la espada (U.S., 1934)
A Franciscan monk in old California rescues his best friends fiancée from bandits, but then must battle his reawakened sexual desire. La cruz y la espada highlights Californias history under Spanish colonialism while the casting of Mexican tenor José Mojica allowed Fox to capitalize
on his transnational star power.
35mm, b/w, 73 min. Director: Frank Strayer. Cast: José Mojica, Juan Torena, Anita Campillo, Lucio Villegas.
El rey de los gitanos (U.S., 1933)
The King of the Gypsies rises too far above his station when he courts an aristocratic lady whose fiancé is extremely jealous. José Mojicas gypsy king is pure Hollywood camp in a fairy-tale opera setting designed by Fox to compete with the emerging Mexican film industry.
DCP, b/w, 82 min. Director: Frank Strayer. Cast: José Mojica, Rosita Moreno, Julio Villarreal, Romualdo Tirado.
Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960 screens Sept. 23 - Dec. 10 at the Downtown Independent and UCLAs Billy Wilder Theater. Enjoy access to all films in this series with a pass!
This retrospective is presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive, as part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Major support for this program is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
Online admission: $10
Box office admission:
UCLA Alumni Association Members: $8
Non-UCLA students: $8
UCLA students: Free. UCLA students should claim the ticket at the box office on the day of the screening at least 15 minutes before show time. If a UCLA student arrives closer to show time, they may be asked to wait in a rush line for any unsold seats.
Downtown Independent (View)
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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