Intrepid Laughter: Preston Sturges and the Movies
Intrepid Laughter: The Lady Eve (1941)
Thu, May 9, 2013, 7 pm
Sturges turns the tables on those who love and those who are loved to show us “the magnificent dope,” herpetologist Fonda, who falls for a cardsharp posing as an aristocrat.
Class Package: Intrepid Laughter: Preston Sturges and the Movies
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Preston Sturges—director, screenwriter, playwright, raconteur and inventor—is one of the most acclaimed comedy directors of Hollywood’s sound era.
Intrepid Laughter: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Thu, May 16, 2013, 7 pm
Sturges’s reflective comedy-drama about a film director who takes to the road in search of meaning is one of the great movies about Hollywood.
Intrepid Laughter: The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Thu, May 23, 2013, 7 pm
Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee and William Demarest star in Sturges’s classic farce of romantic complications that run into trouble and are then made right.
Intrepid Laughter: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Thu, May 30, 2013, 7 pm
Sturges pulls out all the stops as he pokes fun at every hallowed American institution with perceptive, biting wit.
Intrepid Laughter: Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Thu, Jun 6, 2013, 7 pm
Sturges’s wartime comedy about small-town hero worship was daring for its time and still resonates as a satire exposing our blind loyalty to cultural institutions and values.
Intrepid Laughter: Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 7 pm
Harrison’s orchestra maestro (modeled after Sir Thomas Beecham) suspects his wife (Darnell) of infidelity to the tunes of several musical pieces he conducts.
Intrepid Laughter: The Great McGinty (1940) / Christmas in July (1940)
Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 7 pm
Revel in the scathing political satire of The Great McGinty, starring Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff and William Demarest, then explore the social comedy of Christmas in July, with Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn and William Demarest.
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