Classics at The Capitol continues with the second in a trio of films starring one of the most beloved movie stars of all time, Cary Grant. Since his acting years in Hollywood–the early 1930s through the late 1960s–Cary Grant has become not only the epitome of the leading male actor, but also a hallmark in style. Join us on the first Thursdays in April and May to continue this series.
“His Girl Friday” (1940) April 6th–A fast talking screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks, Rosalind Russell is Grant’s co-star in this story of cutthroat newspaper tactics as a hard-boiled editor (Grant) is about to lose his star reporter, and ex-wife (Russell) for good to the simple life of domesticity thanks to her new fiancé. One of the most quotable films of all time, “His Girl Friday” and its overlapping dialogue has been an influence on generations of filmmakers.
“Notorious” (1946) May 4th–Directed by The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains co-star in this romantic tale of espionage. Grant plays T.R. Develin, a US agent who recruits the American daughter of a Nazi war criminal (Bergman) to spy on Alexander Sebastian (Rains), a Nazi hiding out post war in Brazil. As Grant and Bergman’s characters begin to fall for one another, the stakes get higher. One of Hitchcock’s most memorable films, “Notorious” is a must for any serious film fan.
Each film will be preceded with an introduction by Andy Ross, a local columnist and film writer, whose work can be see regionally in The Loafer and online at The Retro Set. “I’m thrilled and delighted to once again be at The Capitol talking about classic film” Ross says, “I can’t think of a better kick off to the 2017 season than films featuring Cary Grant. All seen as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen.”
Show Time is 7:00 PM, Cost is $5.00 and tickets are available at the door.