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.


MY FAVORITE WIFE
1940, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: Garson Kanin

Seven years after his wife was lost in a shipwreck, Nick (Cary Grant) has her declared dead so that he can remarry. Unfortunately, the missing spouse (Irene Dunne) resurfaces just as Nick heads off to honeymoon with his new bride. That’s only one of the complications in this frothy romantic comedy, which earned three Oscar nominations. With Randolph Scott.


CHICKEN WITH VINEGAR
POULET AU VINAIGRE
1985, Cohen Film, 110 min, France, Dir: Claude Chabrol

Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly in this underrated mystery flecked with sly humor. In French with English subtitles.


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