Friday through Sunday

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The society marriage of Tracy Samantha Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven ended in divorce. Tracy is about to marry “man of the people” George Kittridge, when Spy Magazine sends a couple of reporters to cover the wedding.

Philip Barry wrote the play especially for Hepburn and after its successful Broadway engagement, she selected the cast and director for the film.

With Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, John Howard, Henry Daniell.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Written by Donald Ogden Stewart, from the play by Philip Barry. Photographed by Joseph Ruttenberg. Music by Franz Waxman. MGM. 112 minutes.

Friday through Sunday (May 1-3) at 7:30, plus Sat/Sun matinee at 4:00.

 

Thirty Day Princess (1934)

When the real princess gets sick, a New York actress agrees to impersonate her for an American tour. Reporter Cary Grant (initially hostile) is charmed.

”Sylvia Sydney—in one of her rare light-hearted performances—is such a skillful technician that you can’t distinguish between her technique and her personal charm. (She operates in that area where acting and witchcraft come together.)” —Pauline Kael.

With Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Henry Stephenson, Vince Barnett.

Directed by Marion Gering. Written by Preston Sturges and Frank Partos, based on the story by Clarence Budington Kelland. Photographed by Leon Shamroy. Music by John Leipold. Paramount. 75 minutes.

Friday through Sunday (May 1-3) at 6:05 and 9:35.