Friday, October 7, 2016
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman. (80 min.) 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. Silent film with live music by David Drazin.
Director Ernst Lubitsch applies his naughty touch to a sexual roundelay, as two sophisticated, straying couples flirt their way toward a mammoth dance contest.
“A good-natured send-up of sheikhs, jazz babies, and would-be wife swappers, replete with binge drinking, outrageous Freudian symbolism, and a writhing kaleidoscope that must be the ultimate Charleston scene” (J. Hoberman, New York Times).