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CHARACTER ACTORS 101

Thursday, April 27

THE FRONT PAGE
4:50   7:50
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CHARACTER ACTORS 101
3:50   6:50
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Two events for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following event at no additional charge.

THE FRONT PAGE

(1931, Lewis Milestone) Cynical reporters, corrupt politics, bone-headed cops, sensation-seeking editors, and a murderer in a roll-top desk: the first, most faithful, and most purely cinematic adaptation of Hecht & MacArthur’s classic, with Adolphe Menjou’s Walter Burns and Pat O’Brien’s Hildy Johnson keeping the wisecracks, insults, and un-p.c. slurs flying at machine gun pace. 35mm. Approx. 101 mins.
4:50, 7:50

Original U.S. release version Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

“The greatest newspaper comedy of them all.”
– Pauline Kael

CHARACTER ACTORS 101

Presented by Bruce Goldstein 

Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly, Edward Everett Horton, Eugene Palette, Eric Blore, Charles Lane, ZaSu Pitts, Hugh Herbert, Edna Mae Oliver, Frank McHugh, Hattie McDaniel, and on and on…. You may not always know their names, but they pop up in one classic movie after another like old friends. Film Forum Repertory Program Director Bruce Goldstein presents this tribute to the real stars of Classic Hollywood, in an illustrated talk originally presented at the TCM Classic Film Festival, with special emphasis on how great directors like Frank Capra, Preston Sturges, and Orson Welles used character actors. Approx. 50 mins.
3:50, 6:50