AMERICAN MADNESS & THE MIRACLE WOMAN
Friday, March 22
(1932, Frank Capra) Bank president Walter Huston insists on lending on “character” collateral, despite an almost-cheating wife, embezzling cashier, and spectacular bank run. Told with pin-point editing and Riskin’s machine-gun dialogue, this is “one of the most beautifully assembled, lighted and photographed pictures of the 30s…the main décor of a vast bank interior composes an incredible Deco Temple of Babylon.” – Elliott Stein. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 75 min.
THE MIRACLE WOMAN
(1931, Frank Capra) Embittered minister’s daughter Barbara Stanwyck becomes a give-‘em-what-they-want evangelist (based on Aimee Semple McPherson), until blind man David Manners makes her see the light. Highlights: Stany preaching inside a cage of lions and a climactic conflagration. Adapted by Jo Swerling from Riskin’s Broadway play Bless You Sister. DCP restoration. Approx. 90 min.