Allo Berlin? Ici Paris!


(Julien Duvivier, 1932).
This charming Rene Clairish romantic comedy about a pair of young switchboard operators in Paris and Berlin who flirt across telephone lines and finally get together after a number of mix-ups stars the young Josette Day (later to become famous as Beauty in Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast) and hunky Wolfgang Klein. It’s a rarely-shown film, beautifully and imaginatively shot.

Sat., May 2, 1:30 p.m.; Mon., May 4, 8 p.m., 2009