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    BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE
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    THE SMILING LIEUTENANT
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BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE & THE SMILING LIEUTENANT

Wednesday, June 7

BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE
12:50   4:20   7:50

THE SMILING LIEUTENANT
2:30   6:00   9:30

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert

(1938) In classic “meeting cute,” American millionaire Gary Cooper and impoverished Claudette Colbert buy, respectively, the top and bottom of the same pair of pj’s; but after love blossoms, she finds he’s a seven-time divorcé. First screenwriting collaboration of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder. 35mm. Approx. 80 min.
12:50, 4:20, 7:50

“The film in which Brackett and Wilder supposedly perfected the Hollywood ploy of ‘meeting cute’ with a Riviera department store scene where Coop wants to buy pyjama tops and Colbert the bottoms.”
– Time Out

THE SMILING LIEUTENANT

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert

(1931) Roguish Maurice Chevalier loves violinist Claudette Colbert, but gets trapped into marrying checkers-playing princess Miriam Hopkins. But things look up when good sport Colbert musically advises frumpish Hopkins to “Jazz Up Your Lingerie.” 35mm. Approx. 88 min.
2:30, 6:00, 9:30

“This is pre-production code, in the best sense.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum