Saturday and Sunday

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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

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

Directed by George Cukor. From the play by Philip Barry. Music by Franz Waxman. MGM. 112 min.

Saturday and Sunday (September 20-21) at 3:25 and 7:30.

Dinner at Eight (1933)

The wonderful Marie Dressler plays an irresistably charming old battle-axe whom Lionel Barrymore loved in his youth. Billie Burke (Barrymore’s wife) is giving the eponymous dinner party. Among the guests are Jean Harlow, socially ambitious but more than a match for her bullying businessman husband Wallace Beery.

The final conversation of Jean Harlow and Marie Dressler, as they go into dinner, is one of the best moments in the movies.

With Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Billie Burke, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Madge Evans, Jean Hersholt, Karen Morley, Louise Closser Hale, Phillips Holmes, May Robson.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by David O. Selznick. Screenplay by Frances Marion and Herman J. Mankiewicz, from the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Music by William Axt. MGM. 110 min.

Saturday and Sunday (September 20-21) at 5:30 and 9:35.

 

 

Monday and Tuesday

Love Is a Headache (1938)

An actress adopts two unruly children: Mickey Rooney and Virginia Weidler (Dinah from The Philadelphia Story).

With Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Ted Healy, Mickey Rooney, Frank Jenks, Ralph Morgan, Virginia Weidler, Jessie Ralph, Fay Holden.

Directed by Richard Thorpe. MGM. 73 min.

Monday and Tuesday (September 22-23) at 7:30.

 

Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Jane’s ex-fiancé returns to the jungle with a group of ivory hunters. He wants to bring Jane back to England, but the hunters want Tarzan to lead them to the mysterious elephant burial ground.

An underwater swimming scene caused much consternation with the Hays Office. “Not the first [Tarzan movie] but the best and by far the sexiest.” David Thomson.

With Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, Forrester Harvey, Nathan Curry.

Directed by Cedric Gibbons. MGM. 104 min.

Monday and Tuesday (September 22-23) at 5:35 and 8:55.