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THE MERRY WIDOW / ONE HOUR WITH YOU

Monday, June 12

THE MERRY WIDOW
12:30   4:10   7:50


ONE HOUR WITH YOU
2:30   6:10   9:50

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

THE MERRY WIDOW

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald

(1934) Chevalier-MacDonald-Lubitsch redux, for the ultimate production of the Lehár operetta, out-lavishing even Von Stroheim’s silent version, and complete with streamlined lyrics by Lorenz Hart, hilarious support from Edward Everett Horton and Una Merkel, and the grandest of grand balls. 35mm. Approx. 99 min.
12:30, 4:10, 7:50

ONE HOUR WITH YOU

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch & George Cukor

Starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald

(1932) When Jeanette MacDonald realizes visiting friend Genevieve Tobin is putting the moves on doctor hubby Maurice Chevalier, she decides “what’s sauce for the goose…” even as Tobin’s spouse Roland Young is bringing in the private dicks. 35mm. Approx. 80 min.
2:30, 6:10, 9:50

If you’ve ever wondered why Chevalier was such a big star (and Lubitsch’s favored leading man), this is the one to see. He is irresistible as a man torn between devotion to his gorgeous wife, Jeanette MacDonald, and to her old schoolmate who has returned on the scene, played by the completely forgotten, utterly delectable Genevieve Tobin. Possessing something of the exquisite looks and glancing comic technique of Vivien Leigh, the luxuriously Banton-garbed Tobin delivers the slyest, most tantalizingly teasing portrait of a femme fatale imaginable.”
– David Noh, Gay City News

“UNDERRATED! [Lubitsch] livens things up with rhymed dialogue and direct addresses to the audience, not to mention an opening evocation of marital bliss as humorously suggestive as anything in the pre-Code canon.”
– Geoffrey O’Brien, The New York Review of Books

“Surefire if frothy screen fare.”
– Variety