DAILY (except SAT/SUN) 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15, 9:15
SAT 12:40, 2:35, 7:00, 9:00
SUN 12:40, 2:35, 4:30, 6:25, 8:20
Friday, December 28 – Thursday, January 3
Screenplay by Preston Sturges
(1937, Mitchell Leisen) Working woman Jean Arthur is bonked on the head with a mink coat while riding on an open-air Fifth Avenue double-decker, mistaken for the mistress of Wall Street lion Edward Arnold, given the most outrageously moderne of Manhattan penthouse suites, and finds love in the Automat with fresh-faced Ray Milland. One of the last screenplays written by Preston Sturges for another director — with a parade of character actors who’d later make up his own stock company. 35mm. Approx. 86 min.
Plus SALLY SWING (1938): Betty Boop discovers her office scrub woman is a rug-cutting killer-diller.
SPEND NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH BETTY, JEAN AND RAY. Free bubbly for 7:00 and 9:00 ticketholders on Monday, December 31.
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“One of the most pleasurable of the romantic comedies of the 1930s – and full of surprises.”
– Pauline Kael
“Funny and gracious and generous in the best Sturges tradition... [but] velvety smooth and comfortably movie-ish in a way no Sturges-directed film ever was... Arthur gives Easy Living much of its spunky-elegant resilience. Leisen’s homage to Sternberg-on-Dietrich is, like Arthur’s ambivalent attitude toward her own working-girl beauty, satiric without being derisive, delighted in itself just this side of delirium.”
– Pauline Kael