Voice Choices

By Candlelight


Dir. James Whale (1933).
Whale specialized in comedy as well as horror. Blithely pre-Code, By Candlelight is an upstairs-downstairs bedroom farce, predicated on class privilege and mistaken identity. Where Lubitsch might have been suave; Whale skews the action towards hysteria.

Mon., Dec. 7, 1, 5:15 & 9:30 p.m., 2009

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