Dir. Mitchell Leisen (1937).
This irresistibly madcap Depression-era Cinderella story, based on a marvellous Preston Sturges script, is one of the great screwballs of the 1930s. Yes, this is the one in which the sable coat falls on Jean Arthur’s head. Directed with elegance by Leisen, it’s a total delight, the perfect marriage of social satire and slapstick shenanigans. And those sets!
Sun., Jan. 3, 2, 5:40 & 9:20 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2009