Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Dec 27, 2015
7:30pm

SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS 2015
Double Feature!
MY LITTLE CHICKADEE / YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN
75th Anniversary!

MY LITTLE CHICKADEE
1940, Universal, 83 min, USA, Dir: Edward F. Cline

In one of the most ingenious - and strange - pairings in comedy history, cranky misanthrope W.C. Fields meets his match in the sassy Mae West. Their Old West hijinks made this one of the most successful movies of its year (behind 1939 holdover GONE WITH THE WIND), and it remains a classic of sly double entendres.


YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN
1939, Universal, 79 min, USA, Dir: George Marshall

W.C. Fields re-creates his legendary radio feud with wooden wag Charlie McCarthy in this cavalcade of gags and insults. The Great Man plays Larson E. Whipsnade, owner of a debt-ridden circus, whose daughter is in love with the troupe’s ventriloquist (Edgar Bergen). Fields allegedly turned down the title role in THE WIZARD OF OZ to focus on this film.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Dec 27, 2015 • 7:30pm

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