Treasures from the UCLA Archive: THE CHASE – Newly Restored 35mm Print!

The Chase

Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) is a down-on-his-luck ex-serviceman in need of a meal in post-war Miami. Stumbling upon a lost wallet, he traces it back to the palatial home of suave businessman Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), who, pleased by Scotty’s honesty, offers him a job as chauffeur. Scotty soon learns that Roman is bad news, likely involved in a business rival’s death, but keeps his mouth shut for the sake of a meal ticket. His resolve is tested, however, when Roman’s trophy wife Lorna (Michèle Morgan) appeals to him to help her escape her loveless marriage and flee to Havana. “Through a series of adroit directorial strokes, in the Hitchcock tradition, the pic’s momentum is made to mount in a steady, ascending line.”—Variety. (86 mins.)

Preservation funded by The Film Foundation and the Franco-American Cultural fund, a unique partnership between Directors Guild of America (DGA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SACEM), Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).

Preserved from the incomplete 35mm nitrate original picture and track negatives, an incomplete 35mm nitrate dupe picture negative, an incomplete 35mm nitrate composite dupe negative, an incomplete 35mm nitrate French composite dupe negative, and 16mm acetate picture and track negatives. Laboratory services by Cinetech, Deluxe Media Services, Fotokem Film and Video, Audio Mechanics, Chace Audio by Deluxe, DJ Audio.


THE CHASE screens Saturday, January 4 at 4pm and Sunday, January 5 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Treasures from the UCLA Archive series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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