The Cinema Museum, London

Women and Cocaine presents Devil and the Deep (1932)

Fri 24 May 2024 @ 19:30 · Events

Devil and the Deep This May we celebrate Tallulah Bankhead, a star whose outrageous behaviour inspired her good friend Marlene Dietrich to declare she was “the most immoral woman who ever lived”.

Devil and the Deep (1932) follows a Naval commander as he sets out for revenge after learning of his wife’s affair. The film was marketed with the tagline “Twenty men sent to the bottom of the sea-for one woman’s sin!”

Tallulah stars alongside a stellar cast that features Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and Charles Laughton in his first American role.

The film will be preceded by a short introduction, and followed by a raffle.

Women and Cocaine Presents is a film night at The Cinema Museum to celebrate the Fierce and Liberated women of Pre code cinema. From the period of 1930 to 1934, before the introduction of censorship, women were depicted in roles with a frankness and sex-positivity that remains rare even today. These newly independent women pushed gender boundaries as they pursued their own economic freedom and excitement, defying the previous Victorian ideals of domesticity, sexual purity and religion. Hollywood soon caught on and began to represent these women on screen, and each month we celebrate a different woman from that era.
“My father warned me about men & booze, but he never mentioned a word about women & cocaine” – Tallulah Bankhead.

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Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.

Seating is unallocated. There are a few disabled parking spaces directly outside the main door of the venue – please contact us to let us know if you need one. Service dogs welcome. Unfortunately, this film screening does not have closed captions or audio description available.
Contact Us: Please contact us if you have any additional requirements.


Tickets: £8.
Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night. Concessions available on the door with valid ID.
Devil and the Deep