Saturday through Tuesday

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Capra’s story of an idealistic junior senator who discovers the truth about Washington has lost none of its power after 75 years as an American classic.

With James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, Harry Carey, H.B. Warner, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Charles Lane.

Directed and produced by Frank Capra. Written by Sidney Buchman. Photographed by Joseph Walker. Montage by Slavko Vorkapich. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Columbia. 130 minutes.

Saturday through Tuesday (July 23-26) at 7:30, plus 3:25 matinee on Sat/Sun.

Lady for a Day (1933)

Apple Annie, a member of the New York City street scene, has a daughter at school in Spain, who has always believed the fiction that her mother is a wealthy lady. When the daughter arrives from Spain with her future husband’s aristocratic family, Annie’s friends rise to the occasion.

This charming film was Frank Capra’s first really big commercial hit.

With May Robson, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell, Ned Sparks, Jean Parker, Walter Connolly, Nat Pendleton.

Directed by Frank Capra. Written by Robert Riskin, from the story Madame La Gimp by Damon Runyon. Photographed by Joseph Walker. Columbia. 95 minutes.

Saturday through Tuesday (July 23-26) at 5:45 and 9:50.

 

Wednesday through Friday

Born Yesterday (1950)

In this famous political comedy, the incomparable Judy Holliday plays the ultimate intelligent dumb blonde.

Judy Holliday was awarded the Oscar as Best Actress (over Bette Davis in All About Eve and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard).

With Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by S. Sylvan Simon. Screenplay by Albert Mannheimer, from the play by Garson Kanin. Photographed by Joseph Walker. Music by Frederick Hollander. Columbia. 103 minutes.

Wednesday through Friday (July 27-29) 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.

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. Photogr. by Charles Lang. Music by Frederick Hollander. Columbia. 87 min.

Wednesday through Friday (July 27-29) at 5:50 and 9:25.