THE CARD and THE MUDLARK
12:50 5:10 9:40
Tuesday, June 17
(1952, Ronald Neame) Working class Guinness, via freewheeling business methods and ingenious scheming, works his way up in society, even getting to choose between equally opportunistic Glynis Johns and getting-her-first-screen kiss Petula Clark. Adapted by spy titan Eric Ambler from Arnold Bennett’s 1911 novel. Approx. 85 min. 35mm.
“Blithe, wonderfully satisfying comedy.”
– Pauline Kael
(1950, Jean Negulesco) “Mudlark” (street kid) Andrew Ray wanders into Windsor Castle in search of Queen Victoria and chaos ensues. Actually based on a real incident, with dueling tour de force character transformations: screwball comedy queen Irene Dunne playing straight as Victoria and Guinness as Disraeli. Approx. 99 min. 35mm.
12:50, 5:10, 9:40
“Dunne does quite well as Queen, with Guinness a joy as Disraeli.”
– Leonard Maltin