(1937) Directed by Tay Garnett. Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart. (91 min.) 35mm from UNCSA.
Atterbury Dodd is a stuffy New York banker, sent to Hollywood from Wall Street to straighten out the tangled finances of Colossal Studios. Crossing paths with a peppy former child star, he learns that people’s lives don’t always fit between the lines on a spreadsheet.
“Bogie is surprisingly funny in his first comedic role, and Blondell is, as always, sassy and smart” (The Discerning Film Lover’s Guide).
We start December with a mesmerizing animated film by a Dutch director, part of our new ArtHouse series, and a movie pick inspired by the exhibition Inspiring Beauty, starring Diana Ross. January begins a classic comedy film festival curated by Laura Boyes, and John Munson presents two more notable ArtHouse films.