Wednesday through Friday

Born Yesterday (1950)

In this famous political comedy, the incomparable Judy Holliday plays the ultimate intelligent dumb blonde.

Judy Holliday was awarded the Oscar as Best Actress (over Bette Davis in All About Eve and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard).

With Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by S. Sylvan Simon. Screenplay by Albert Mannheimer, from the play by Garson Kanin. Photographed by Joseph Walker. Music by Frederick Hollander. Columbia. 103 minutes.

Wednesday through Friday (July 27-29) at 7:30.

It Should Happen to You (1954)

An unknown model comes to New York City, rents a billboard on Columbus Circle and displays her name in giant letters.

This was Jack Lemmon’s first film.

With Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O’Shea.

Directed by George Cukor. Screenplay by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. Photogr. by Charles Lang. Music by Frederick Hollander. Columbia. 87 min.

Wednesday through Friday (July 27-29) at 5:50 and 9:25.

 

Saturday through Tuesday

Sabrina (1954)

In this wonderfully romantic movie Audrey Hepburn plays the chauffeur’s daughter on a Long Island estate. She had a childhood infatuation with the playboy son (William Holden) of her father’s boss, but his old fashioned elder brother (Humphrey Bogart) surprises everyone.

With Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio.

Directed and written by Billy Wilder, from the play by Samuel Taylor. Photographed by Charles Lang, Jr. Music by Frederick Hollander. Paramount. 113 min.

Saturday through Tuesday (July 30-August 2) at 7:30, plus 3:45 matinee on Sat/Sun.

Beat the Devil (1954)

A cast of unconventional characters seeks an elusive plot of land in Africa, which supposedly contains uranium. This superior “screwball noir” was shot on location in Italy.

“It succeeded in some original (and perhaps dangerously marginal) way by finding a style of its own.” Pauline Kael.

With Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollabrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard.

Directed by John Huston. Written by John Huston and Truman Capote, from the novel by James Helvick. Photographed by Oswald Morris. Music by Franco Mannino. Santana- Romulus. 90 minutes.

Saturday through Tuesday (July 30-August 2) at 5:50 and 9:35.