Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
7:30pm

A CENTENNIAL SALUTE TO ALEC GUINNESS
Alec Guinness & Alexander Mackendrick Double Feature!
THE LADYKILLERS / THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
Presented by the American Cinematheque in collaboration with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles.
THE LADYKILLERS
1955, Rialto Pictures, 91 min, UK, Dir: Alexander Mackendrick

Among the last of the great Ealing Studios comedies, and one of the few shot in color, this delightful film stars Alec Guinness as Professor Marcus, a musician who rents a room from a widow (Katie Johnson) to use as a rehearsal space. At least that’s what he tells her; Marcus and his “string quartet” (which includes Peter Sellers and his future PINK PANTHER nemesis, Herbert Lom) are actually criminals plotting a robbery. When the old lady finally realizes the truth, the gang decides to kill her - but that’s easier said than done.


THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
1951, Rialto Pictures, 85 min, UK, Dir: Alexander Mackendrick

When research chemist Alec Guinness creates a fabric that never wears out or gets dirty, the entire British textile industry gives chase - to suppress an invention that would eventually render it obsolete. This richly satirical look at how progress creates unlikely alliances (between labor and capital) and divisions (between science and business) is one of the Ealing Studios’ brightest comedies. With Joan Greenwood.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Aug 8, 2014 • 7:30pm

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