Friday through Sunday
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
A Hollywood director, ashamed of his frivolous work (e.g., Ants in Your Plants of 1939), determines to make a serious, socially relevant film. Dressed as a tramp with ten cents in his pocket, he sets out to experience the real world. The charming Veronica Lake joins him on his quest.
“Landmark Hollywood satire, which grows more pertinent with each passing year.” Leonard Maltin.
With Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Byron Foulger, Margaret Hayes, Robert Greig, Eric Blore.
Dir. and written by Preston Sturges. Prod. by B.G. DeSylva. Music by Leo Shuken and Charles Bradshaw. Paramount. 91 min.
Plays Friday (June 23) at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday (June 24-25) at 3:55 and 7:30.
The Major and the Minor (1942)
In this wartime comedy, a working girl (Ginger Rogers) poses as a 12-year-old in order to use a half-fare railway ticket. On the train, an Army major o ers his protection to this curiously attractive “minor.”
With Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley, Diana Lynn, Edward Fielding, Frankie Thomas.
Dir. by Billy Wilder. Written by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder. Music by Robert Emmett Dolan. Paramount. 100 mins.
Plays Friday through Sunday (June 23-25) at 5:40 and 9:15.
Wednesday and Thursday
It Started with Eve (1941)
A young man’s wealthy father seems to be gravely ill, and his last wish is to meet his son’s fiancée. The son hires a hat check girl to impersonate her, and his father is so delighted, he recovers. Now they’re afraid to tell him the truth, fearing a relapse.
With Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings, Guy Kibbee, Margaret Tallichet, Walter Catlett, Clara Blandick.
Dir. by Henry Koster. Prod. by Joe Pasternak. Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Leo Townsend. Music by Hans J. Salter. Universal. 90 mins.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (June 28-29) at 7:30.
Lady on a Train (1945)
A curious and imaginative young lady witnesses a murder during a journey on a train. When no one will believe her story, she coerces an exasperated writer to help her solve the mystery.
Deanna Durbin is funny and charming in this amusing mystery. And the villain is a real surprise!
With Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, George Coulouris, Allen Jenkins, Dan Duryea, Edward Everett Horton, William Frawley.
Dir. by Charles David. Prod. by Felix Jackson. Screenplay by Edmund Beloin, Robert O’Brien. Music by Miklos Rozsa. Universal. 94 mins.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (June 28-29) at 5:45 and 9:15.