Hollywood’s Greatest Year Celebrates “Dark Victory”

Beverly Hills, CA (June 9, 2009) — The 1939 Best Picture nominee “Dark Victory” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Hollywood’s Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939” on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Pre-show elements, which begin at 7 p.m., include the fifth chapter of the 1939 serial “Buck Rogers,” starring Buster Crabbe and Constance Moore, and the Warner Bros. cartoon “Dangerous Dan McFoo,” directed by Tex Avery.

“Dark Victory” teamed Bette Davis with rising stars Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan in a romantic tearjerker about a young woman facing a tragic fate. The film received three Academy Award® nominations: Best Picture (Warner Bros.-First National), Actress (Davis) and Music – Original Score (Max Steiner).

Tickets for “Dark Victory” and other individual films in the series are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600. For the latest updates on guests, cartoons, and other films in the series, visit www.oscars.org.

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Tarrah Curtis
(310) 247-3090
tcurtis@oscars.org

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