Friday through Sunday
Roman Holiday (1953)
A young princess on a European goodwill tour escapes her guardians for 24 hours of freedom in Rome with an American reporter.
The whole world fell in love with Audrey Hepburn in her first Hollywood role. The film received a total of ten Oscar nominations, and Audrey was voted Best Actress.
“When she smiles we’re all goners.” Pauline Kael
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
With Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams.
Directed by William Wyler. Written by Ian McLellan Hunter (Dalton Trumbo) and John Dighton. Photographed by Franz Planer and Henri Alekan. Music by Georges Auric. Paramount. 118 min.
Plays Friday through Sunday (July 20-22) at 7:30, with additional weekend matinee at 3:30.
Queen Christina (1933)
Greta Garbo had her most radiant role as the 17th-century Swedish queen, under the inspired direction of Rouben Mamoulian. This film includes several of Garbo’s most unforgettable scenes, including her night at the country inn with the Spanish Ambassador, and her final sailing from Sweden.
With Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen, Elizabeth Young.
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Produced by Walter Wanger. Screenplay by Salka Viertel, H.M. Harwood, S.N. Behrman. Photographed by William Daniels. Music by Herbert Stothart. MGM. 100 minutes.
Plays Friday through Sunday (July 20-22) at 5:40 and 9:40.
Tuesday through Thursday
In this sophisticated Ernst Lubitsch comedy, Garbo plays a Russian agent sent to Paris to bring back three comrades seduced by Parisian life.
With Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Sig Rumann, Alexander Grunach, Felix Bressart, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi.
Directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch. Photographed by William Daniels. Music by Werner Heymann. MGM. 110 minutes.
Plays Tuesday through Thursday (July 24-26) at 7:30.
Silk Stockings (1957)
Fred Astaire’s last major musical (and the last film directed by Rouben Mamoulian) is a musical version of Ninotchka, with songs by Cole Porter.
With Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Peter Lorre, Janis Paige, George Tobias, Jules Munchin, Joseph Buloff.
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Produced by Arthur Freed. Written by Leonard Gershe and Leonard Spigelgass, from the play by George S. Kaufman, Leueen McGrath and Abe Burrows. Photographed by Robert Bronner. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. MGM. 116 minutes.
Plays Tuesday through Thursday (July 24-26 at 5:20 and 9:30.