Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jan 5, 2012
7:30pm
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Screwball Comedies
Double Feature! Oscar Nominated Screwball Comedies
BALL OF FIRE / THE AWFUL TRUTH

Howard Hawks directs (from a Billy Wilder screenplay) Barbara Stanwyck as a wisecracking nightclub singer on the run from the mob who hides out with a nerdy group of all male lexicographers in BALL OF FIRE. THE AWFUL TRUTH celebrates its 75th Anniversary of side-splitting comedy which finds Irene Dunne and Cary Grant deciding to divorce - but darn it, it just doesn’t seem to take.

BALL OF FIRE
1941, 111 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks

Barbara Stanwyck is sassy, saucy Sugarpuss O’Shea, a wisecracking nightclub singer on the run from mob kingpins. Gary Cooper is good egg Professor Bertram Potts, a naive scholar who meets the crooner while researching slang. Two worlds collide as Sugarpuss hides out with Potts and his nerdy crew of lexicographers in Howard Hawks’ wonderfully hilarious romantic comedy, which garnered four Oscar nominations, including Stanwyck for Best Actress and Billy Wilder and Thomas Monroe for Best Original Screenplay.


THE AWFUL TRUTH
1937, Sony Repertory, 92 min, USA, Dir: Leo McCarey

Leo McCarey won a Best Director Oscar for this side-splitting masterpiece in which Irene Dunne and Cary Grant decide to divorce - but darn it, it just doesn’t seem to take. With Ralph Bellamy (in his defining "other man" role), Alex D’Arcy, (Miss) Cecil Cunningham and Joyce Compton, who steals the show with her unique rendition of "Gone With the Wind."


BALL OF FIRE 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. THE AWFUL TRUTH also screens in 35mm.
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jan 5, 2012 • 7:30pm
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