Aero Theatre
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Thu, Dec 29, 2016
7:30pm
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SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS 2016
Claudette Colbert Double Feature!
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT / THE PALM BEACH STORY
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
1934, Sony Repertory, 105 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra

The first film to win all five major Oscars (as if a comedy could ever pull that off today!) remains a jewel of timing and charm, as runaway bride Claudette Colbert finds herself saddled with pushy reporter Clark Gable, who smells the story of his career. The legendary hitchhiking and "Walls of Jericho" scenes are only the tip of this matchless comic tour de force. Screenplay by Robert Riskin; with Walter Connolly, Alan Hale and Roscoe Karns.


THE PALM BEACH STORY
1942, Universal, 88 min, USA, Dir: Preston Sturges

Though Claudette Colbert still loves her failed-architect hubby Joel McCrea, she nonetheless leaves him for greener pastures. Enter Rudy Vallee as a mild-mannered zillionaire and Mary Astor as his nympho sister and, well, the possibilities are just endless. Another hysterical Sturges classic, highlighted by the all-star Ale & Quail Club and the unforgettable Wienie King!


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Dec 29, 2016 • 7:30pm
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