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From Vault to Screen: UCLA Festival of Preservation
Sons of the Desert preceded by Berth Marks

September 3 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

After a string of successful silent shorts for Hal Roach Studios, Laurel and Hardy made a seamless transition to sound with their unique comic timing intact — plus a nifty new array of off-screen noises. Sons of the Desert was their fourth sound feature and one of the top ten films of 1934, spoofing everything from fraternal lodges to marriage banalities. (William A. Seiter, 1934, 35mm, 65 minutes) Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation.

Sons of the Desert is preceded by Berth Marks, with the boys sharing an upper berth in a Pullman sleeping car. (Lewis R. Foster, 1929, 35mm, 19 minutes) Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute.

courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive

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