Rainbow Over Texas
Heart of the Rio GrandeWilliam Morgan, 1942
Independent films, Hollywood rarities, classic television, and documentaries are all part of the UCLA Film&Television Archive’s annual festival highlighting recent restorations from its world-renowned preservation department. Help welcome this program of touring highlights to the Wexner Center. Catch as many films as you can, and show your support for film preservation. (All prints are courtesy of the UCLA Film&Television Archive.)
Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
Here’s a “singing cowboy” double-bill.
In Rainbow Over Texas Roy Rogers falls for an heiress (Dale Evans) posing as a runaway boy while visiting his hometown with his band, the Sons of the Pioneers. (65 mins., 35mm)
In Heart of the Rio Grande, Gene Autry runs a dude ranch while contending with the spoiled daughter of a millionaire, pleading with the audience to buy war bonds (it’s 1942), and finding time to deliver such tunes as “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” (68 mins., 35mm)
Heart of the Rio Grande begins at 8:15 PM.
$5 senior citizens
$7 general public
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