Phil for Short

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
black and white of 18C women at pool table

UCLA Film & Television Archive presents free screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.

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Le ménage Dranem

France, 1913

DCP, b&w, silent, 11 min.


U.S., 1919

The daughter of an eccentric professor of Greek antiquity, Damophilia (Evelyn Greeley) has never been one for convention. Shortening her name to Phil, she manages the family farm in overalls and short bobbed hair much to the horror of the local busy bodies. When her father dies and the busy bodies come to reign her in, Phil hits the road disguised as boy and meets another professor of ancient Greece (Charles Walcott), an avowed women-hater who takes a shine to Phil’s well-versed “twin.” Misperceptions and misunderstandings—orchestrated and otherwise—abound from there until love wins out—on Phil’s terms—in this charmingly subversive romantic comedy.

DCP, b&w, silent, 82 min. Director: Oscar Apfel. Screenwriters: Clara Beranger, Forrest Halsey. With: Evelyn Greeley, Charles Walcott, James A. Furey.