Love Affair (1932-68 min.). Heiress Carol Owen (Dorothy Mackaill) learns to fly from aeronautical engineer Jim Leonard (Humphrey Bogart), who begins neglecting his work as their affair progresses. Matters are further complicated when she learns that her father died penniless and that she is being supported by her financial advisor, and now suitor, Bruce Hardy (Hale Hamilton). Jo Swerling and Dorothy Howell scripted for director Thornton Freeland. After a brief intermission, Love on the Run (1936-80 min.) finds two rival reporters (Clark Gable, Franchot Tone) wooing the same heiress (Joan Crawford) and confronting international spies.
Richard Strauss’ Elektra. Upon his return to Argos, Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra. Their daughter, Elektra, has descended into madness and seeks the death of her mother and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus. Created four years after Salome, Elektra conveys a similar intensity musically and psychologically. Join Prof. James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture.