Wednesday through Friday

Bells are Ringing (1960)

A switchboard operator at a telephone answering service takes too much interest in the personal lives of her clients.

In her last film the incomparable Judy Holliday repeats the role she played over 800 times on Broadway.

With Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy, Jr., Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Frank Gorshin.

Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Produced by Arthur Freed. Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, from their play. Photographed by Milton Krasner. Music and lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. MGM. 126 minutes.

Wednesday through Friday (September 2-4) 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.

Discovering Judy Holliday is one of the great joys of coming to the Stanford Theatre. 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. Photographed by Charles Lang. Music by Frederick Hollander. Columbia. 87 min.

Wednesday through Friday (September 2-4) at 5:50 and 9:50..

 

Saturday through Tuesday

Anastasia (1956)

A scheming Russian general grooms an unknown Parisian woman to impersonate the long lost Grand Duchess Anastasia, whom she resembles.

With Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Martita Hunt, Akim Tamiroff, Felix Aylmer, Ivan Desny.

Directed by Anatole Litvak. Produced by Buddy Adler. Screenplay by Arthur Laurents. From the play by Marcelle Maurette, Guy Bolton. Photographed by Jack Hildyard. Music by Alfred Newman. 105 min.

Saturday through Tuesday (September 5-8) at 7:30, plus weekend matinee at 3:25.

Silk Stockings (1957)

Fred Astaire’s last major musical (and the last film directed by Rouben Mamoulian) is a musical version of Ninotchka, with songs by Cole Porter.

With Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Peter Lorre, Janis Paige, George Tobias, Jules Munchin, Joseph Buloff.

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Produced by Arthur Freed. Written by Leonard Gershe and Leonard Spigelgass, from the play by George S. Kaufman, Leueen McGrath and Abe Burrows. Photographed by Robert Bronner. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. MGM. 116 minutes.

Saturday through Tuesday (September 5-8) at 5:20 and 9:25.