Friday through Sunday

The Awful Truth (1937)

In one of Hollywood’s supreme crazy sophisticated comedies, Grant and Dunne battle over their divorce settlement and especially the custody of their pet terrier (Mr. Smith, aka Asta in The Thin Man and George in Bringing Up Baby).

“The epitome of 1930s screwball comedy.” —Baseline Movie Guide.

With Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D’Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton.

Directed and produced by Leo McCarey. Screenplay by Vina Delmar, from the play by Arthur Richman. Photographed by Joseph Walker. Music by Ben Oakland. Columbia. 92 minutes.

Friday through Sunday (May 22-24) at 7:30, plus Sat/Sun matinee at 4:20.


Hot Saturday (1932)

Small town gossip costs a girl her reputation and job after she appears to have spent the night with big-city playboy Cary.

With Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods, Lilian Bond, William Collier, Sr., Jane Darwell, Rita LaRoy, Rose Coughlan, Oscar Appel, Jessie Arnold, Grady Sutton.

Directed by William Seiter. Written by Seton I. Miller, adapted by Josephine Lovett and Joseph Moncure March, from Harvey Ferguson’s novel. Photographed by Arthur L. Todd. Paramount. 73 minutes.

Friday through Sunday (May 22-24) at 6:05 and 9:15.


Wednesday through Sunday, May 27-31

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

This is a sound remake of the Douglas Fairbanks classic 1920 silent film. Despite being a remake, it is very good, perhaps because it uses different means to achieve its effect.

Tyrone Power makes a perfect Diego de Vega, cowardly fop by day, but dashing sword-fighting avenger by night.

With Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, J. Edward Bromberg, Linda Darnell, Eugene Pallette, Montagu Love, Janet Beecher, Robert Lowery.

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Written by John Taintor Foote, Garrett Fort and Bess Meredyth. Photographed by Arthur Miller. Music by Alfred Newman. Twentieth Century- Fox. 94 min.

Wednesday through Sunday (May 27-31) at 7:30, plus 3:45 Sat/Sun.


Ninotchka (1939)

Garbo plays a Russian agent sent to Paris to bring back three comrades seduced by Parisian life.

With Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Sig Rumann, Alexander Grunach, Felix Bressart, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi.

Directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch. Photographed by William Daniels. Music by Werner Heymann. MGM. 110 minutes.

Wednesday through Sunday (May 27-31) at 5:30 and 9:15.