Corn’s-A-Poppin’ Restoration Premieres May 4 at UCLA Film and Television Archive

Sunday, May 4, 7:00pm – Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Presented in conjunction with “Robert Altman: A Retrospective”

Restoration Premiere. Restored by Northwest Chicago Film Society, with funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Additional material courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research. Laboratory services by FotoKem.

Corn’s-A-Poppin’ (1955)
Directed by Robert Woodburn
Scripted by Altman after his disappointing sojourn as a Hollywood screenwriter, Corn’s-A-Poppin’ is a bargain-basement backstage musical that puts the corn in cornpone. Country-western crooner Jerry Wallace gleefully hosts the Pinwhistle Popcorn Hour—until he discovers that the TV program is a corrupt ad man’s scheme to liquidate the sponsor. Can Wallace and his kid sister Little Cora Rice save the day and save the popcorn? Produced in Kansas City by a cast and crew of Calvin Company veterans, Corn’s-A-Poppin’ saw extremely limited play in Midwestern drive-ins before disappearing for decades. Introduced by Kyle Westphal

Crest Productions Inc.  Producer: Elmer C. Rhoden, Jr.  Screenwriter: Robert Altman, Robert Woodburn.  Cinematographer: Robert Woodburn.  Editor: Carl Pierson (uncr.)  Cast: Jerry Wallace, Pat McReynolds, Little Cora Rice, James Lantz, Keith Painton, Hobie Shepp and the Cowtown Wranglers

35mm, b/w, 58 min

Chicago Premiere Coming Soon!

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