Friday, February 22, 2013
| 8 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$5 Museum members, students
$7 All others
(1936) Directed by Gregory La Cava. William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Mischa Auer. (94 min.)
A dizzy heiress unearths a “forgotten man” from the city dump to win a society scavenger hunt and decides to reform him. Screwball comedies thrived during the Depression era, when audiences enjoyed seeing rich folk get their comeuppance. The glamorously witty Powell and Lombard top a splendidly lunatic cast. “A firefly with a sting in its tail” (Illustrated London News).
Watch the trailer.