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Aero Theatre | Jeremy Arnold signing his book TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES’ THE ESSENTIALS VOL 2 before the films! Intro by Jeremy Arnold!
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THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, 1940, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: George Cukor
George Cukor’s delightful romantic comedy, adapted from the Broadway play, stars Katherine Hepburn as Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord, who is just about to get married when her ex-husband (Cary Grant) and a reporter (James Stewart) enter the picture. Stewart and screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart both earned Oscars for this almost unimprovable screwball gem, later remade as the musical HIGH SOCIETY.
THE AWFUL TRUTH, 1937, Sony Repertory, 92 min, USA, Dir: Leo McCarey
Leo McCarey won a Best Director Oscar for this side-splitting masterpiece in which Irene Dunne and Cary Grant decide to divorce – but darn it, it just doesn’t seem to take. With Ralph Bellamy (in his defining “other man” role), Alex D’Arcy, (Miss) Cecil Cunningham and Joyce Compton.