Thursday through Sunday
Betty Hutton attends a wild, all-night party for departing soldiers, but the next day she cannot remember the name of the man she apparently married.
“Like taking a nun on a roller coaster… one of the most violently funny comedies that ever came out of Hollywood.” James Agee.
“There’s that flawless comic rhythm that is uniquely Sturges.” Peter Bogdanovich.
With Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, William Demarest, Diana Lynn, Porter Hall, Akim Tamiroff, Brian Donlevy, Alan Bridge.
Directed, produced and written by Preston Sturges. Photographed by John Seitz. Music by Leo Shuken and Charles Bradshaw. Paramount. 98 minutes.
Thursday through Sunday (December 12-15) at 7:30, plus weekend matinee at 4:20.
A surreal farce about war and international diplomacy.
Now widely considered the Marx Brothers’ best film, Duck Soup was initially the least appreciated.
“The Marx Brothers made the trip from vaudeville to Hollywood, and it’s like Neil Armstrong stepping down onto the moon and landing on a banana peel.” David Thomson.
With Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Edgar Kennedy, Raquel Torres.
Directed by Leo McCarey. Written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin. Photographed by Henry Sharp. Music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Paramount. 69 minutes.
Thursday through Sunday (December 12-15) at 6:10 and 9:20.