Cast: Mary Nolan, William Janney, Mae Busch

In this wonderfully sordid melodrama, a carnival hoochie coochie dancer (Nolan) dreams of quitting her job and marrying a naive young man from a wealthy provincial family. Convincingly steeped in its carny milieu, Young Desire’s other prime virtue is the haunting performance by the striking and undervalued Nolan. Preceded by the animated Carnival Capers (1932, 7 min.). Sponsored by Cinematheque. Cost: Free


  • Occurred Sunday, April 21st, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Chazen Museum of Art