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ROMAN SCANDALS & STRIKE UP THE BAND

Wednesday, December 7

ROMAN SCANDALS
3:30   7:55

STRIKE UP THE BAND
12:30   5:25   9:45

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

ROMAN SCANDALS

(1933, Frank Tuttle) Time-tripping delivery boy Eddie Cantor discovers Ancient Rome’s badly in need of a New Deal, in a musical toga dream, complete with Lucille Ball as a naked slave girl in one of Berkeley’s most lurid numbers ever. 35mm.  Approx. 93 mins.
3:30, 7:55

“One of the more outrageous, lascivious pre-Code musicals… A great watch for anyone interested in early sound comedy, Depression-era popular culture, or, of course, Buzz.”
– Tyler Maxin, Screen Slate

“Posh and popular musical comedy…The picture has a wonderful, silvery bright light; the cinematographer, Gregg Toland, keeps everything sparkling…”
– Pauline Kael

STRIKE UP THE BAND

Plus CAVALCADE of 1941

(1940, Busby Berkeley) Drummer Mickey Rooney and pal Judy Garland want to compete in Paul Whiteman’s high school band contest, but how can they raise that money? Put on a show! Plus CAVALCADE OF 1941, year-end news round-up including FDR’s declaration of war following Pearl Harbor (exactly 75 years ago today). Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Both films 35mm. Approx. 129 mins.
12:30, 5:25, 9:45

“Jam-packed with youthful energy! A showcase for the effervescent Rooney and the dynamic Garland.”
– Tony Thomas and Jim Terry, The Busby Berkeley Book