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Designing the Movies: Transatlantic (1931)
Exclusive Canadian premiere!
Direct from its MoMA debut, the new digital restoration of William K. Howard’s lavish ocean liner melodrama. This early experiment in multiple overlapping storylines features deep-focus photography by James Wong Howe, with luxurious interiors and Academy Award-winning art direction by Gordon Wiles.
No complete American release version of the film has survived: this restoration matched the complete English audio track to picture elements from the French, Italian and Spanish export versions for a full sense of the film for the first time since its original theatrical heyday.
Presented in 4K, with an introduction to the world of Hollywood Art Deco by series host Nathalie Atkinson.
USA 1931 75 mins PG
Directed by William K. Howard
Screenplay by Guy Bolton and Lynn Starling
Cast: Edmund Lowe, Myrna Loy, Lois Moran, Jean Hersholt
Digitally restored by The MoMA The Museum of Modern Art with funding provided by The Film Foundation, The George Lucas Family Foundation, and The Celeste Bartos Preservation Fund.