Erle C. Kenton, 1935
Frank Borzage, 1933
Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.
Presented in association with Cinevent, Columbus's annual celebration of classic cinema, tonight's program of 1930s' films pairs a comedy starring Jean Arthur with a touching romantic tale directed by Frank Borzage.
Second feature start time: 8:25 PM.
An endearing mix of comedy and drama, Party Wire stars the irresistible Jean Arthur as a woman who becomes the subject of vicious gossip when the local operator listens in on one of her phone calls. (72 mins., 35mm)
In the pre-Code, Depression-era drama Man's Castle, Loretta Young plays a desperate young woman who moves into the Hooverville shanty of tough-guy Spencer Tracy, hoping for romance despite his resistance. Director Borzage gracefully (and characteristically) carves out a moving romance despite the characters' bleak environment. (66 mins., 35mm)
In the mood for more classic films this weekend? Visit the Cinevent link below for information on Columbus's annual gathering devoted to the celebration of classic cinema.