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Monday, November 6

Directed by Preston Sturges
Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda

(1941) Con gal Barbara Stanwyck, aided by “dad” Charles Coburn, preys on owlish herpetologist Henry Fonda, in the comedy that topped the NY Times’ 10 Best list: Citizen Kane came in second. 35mm. Approx. 80 min.


“The dizzy high point of Sturges’ career.”
– Pauline Kael

“One of [Stanwyck’s] greatest performances, a flight of romance and comedy so graceful and effortless that she is somehow able to play different notes at the same time… A comic role for the ages.”
– Roger Ebert

“Mixes slapstick, screwball, sharp wit and a bit of melancholy in charming fashion.”
– Eric Monder, Film Journal

“My personal favorite film… Fonda at his most charming.” 
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine 

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