Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Dec 28, 2013
7:30pm

SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS 2013
Double Feature!
HIS GIRL FRIDAY / THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR
New Print!

HIS GIRL FRIDAY
1940, Sony Repertory, 92 min, Dir: Howard Hawks

This frenzied remake of Hecht and MacArthur’s THE FRONT PAGE switches ace newsman Hildy Johnson to a woman (Rosalind Russell at her peak), while Cary Grant does a complete 180 from BRINGING UP BABY as cynical editor Walter Burns. The unparalleled cast includes Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex, Roscoe Karns, Cliff Edwards, John Qualen, Billy Gilbert and tons more. Featuring some of the most rapid-fire dialogue ever, by screenwriters Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.


THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR
1942, Universal, 100 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder made his Hollywood directorial debut with this wartime farce, cowritten with frequent collaborator Charles Brackett. Ginger Rogers sparkles as a woman who masquerades as a 12-year-old girl to travel by train on a child’s fare; Ray Milland is the military man who shelters the youngster.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sat, Dec 28, 2013 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Dec 26, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Dec 27, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Dec 29, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Jan 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Thu, Jan 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
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