Friday through Sunday

Holiday (1938)

A socialite brings her unconventional fiance home to meet her wealthy New York family, only to have him fall for her free-spirited sister (Katharine Hepburn).

Holiday is really a new sub-genre (of enormous promise) .... As a piece of material, Holiday is very serious: it’s what are we going to do with life—is it a burden or a duty, or a holiday?” —David Thomson.

With Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Edward Everett Horton, Ruth Donnelly, Lew Ayres, Henry Kolker, Binnie Barnes.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by Everett Riskin. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart. Photographed by Franz Planer. Music by Sidney Cutner. Co- lumbia. 94 minutes.

Friday through Sunday (March 27-29) at 7:30, plus 4:20 matinee on Sat/Sun.

 

Kiss and Make-Up (1934)

Cary plays cosmetician Dr. Maurice Lamar, whose Temple of Beauty in Paris attracts women from around the world. He marries one of his beautiful creations (Genevieve Tobin), but it’s his sensible secretary whom he really loves.

With Cary Grant, Genevieve Tobin, Helen Mack, Edward Everett Horton, Lucien Littlefield, Mona Maris, Rafael Storm, Toby Wing, Dorothy Christy.

Directed by Harlan Thompson. Pro- duced by B.P. Schulberg. Written by Harlan Thompson, George Marion, Jr., based on the play Kozmetika by Istvan Befeffi. Photographed by Leon Shamroy. Songs by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin. Paramount. 73 minutes.

Friday through Sunday (March 27-29) at 6:05 and 9:15.

 

Wednesday and Thursday

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

Mamoulian directed the most exciting and cinematic version by far of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic about a scientist whose misguided research turns him into a monster (Fredric March won the Oscar).

This film is famous for its sound, for its use of first-person camera, and for the transformation of Jekyll into Hyde without any cuts or dissolves.

With Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton, Tempe Piggott.

Directed and produced by Rouben Mamoulian. Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath, from the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Photographed by Karl Struss. Paramount. 98 minutes.

Wednesday and Thursday (April 1-2) at 7:30.

 

Love Me Tonight (1932)

In this exquisite film musical—one of the greatest in the entire history of the genre—Maurice Chevalier plays a Parisian tailor who falls in love with Princess Jeanette MacDonald. Myrna Loy has her first major role.

Rodgers and Hart songs include ‘Mimi,’ and ‘Lover,’ and Chevalier introduces the official theme song of the Stanford Theatre: ‘Isn’t It Romantic.’

With Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette Mac- Donald, Charles Butterworth, Charles Ruggles, Myrna Loy, C. Aubrey Smith, Elizabeth Patterson, Ethel Griffies, Blanche Frederici, Robert Greig.

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Written by Samuel Hoffenstein, Waldemar Young and George Marion, Jr., from the play Tailor in the Chateau by Leopold Marchand and Paul Armont. Photographed by Victor Milner. Songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Paramount. 86 minutes.

Wednesday and Thursday (April 1-2) at 5:45 and 9:.