UCLA marks 'Strange Passion' of Mexican film star Arturo de Cordova

Besides celebrating Columbia's 90th anniversary, UCLA Film & Television Archive is ringing in 2014 with "This Strange Passion: Arturo de Cordova," a retrospective beginning Friday at the Billy Wilder Theater, featuring the award-winning Mexican actor who made more than 100 films before his death in 1973. The actor also had a brief fling in Hollywood, appearing in such films as 1943's "For Whom the Bell Tolls," 1944's Frenchman's Creek" and 1945's "A Medal for Benny." The retrospective, which continues through March 9, features both his Hollywood work as well as such Mexican films as 1935's "Jealousy" and 1952's "Soledad's Shawl." For more information go to http://www.cinema.ucla.edu. Pictured: Arturo de Cordova stars in 1935's "Beautiful Sky."

( Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / December 20, 2013 )

Besides celebrating Columbia's 90th anniversary, UCLA Film & Television Archive is ringing in 2014 with "This Strange Passion: Arturo de Cordova," a retrospective beginning Friday at the Billy Wilder Theater, featuring the award-winning Mexican actor who made more than 100 films before his death in 1973. The actor also had a brief fling in Hollywood, appearing in such films as 1943's "For Whom the Bell Tolls," 1944's Frenchman's Creek" and 1945's "A Medal for Benny." The retrospective, which continues through March 9, features both his Hollywood work as well as such Mexican films as 1935's "Jealousy" and 1952's "Soledad's Shawl." For more information go to http://www.cinema.ucla.edu. Pictured: Arturo de Cordova stars in 1935's "Beautiful Sky."

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