The Palm Springs International Film Society in partnership with the Palm Springs Art Museum present the Classic Comedy Film Series. The screenings will take place at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, on five consecutive Thursdays starting August 9th. All screenings begin at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.
Thursday, August 9th
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, and Zeppo Marx
The small state of Freedonia is broke and must borrow a lot of money from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), who insists that the government be placed in the hands of Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx). With designs on Freedonia, neighboring state Sylvania sends spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx).
Thursday, August 16th
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Directed by: Frank Capra
Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair
Drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) marries the lovely Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) and takes her to meet his two amiable aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair). Mortimer discovers that his sweet, kindly aunts have a peculiar avocation: "helping" lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar.
Thursday, August 23rd
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom
Five oddball criminals planning a bank heist rent rooms in a London flat from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
Thursday, August 30th
DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden
Suspecting that the Soviets are plotting to taint our water supply and deplete our "precious bodily fluids," General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) dispatches a bomber wing to attack the USSR. The US president convenes his advisors in the War Room where the Soviet Ambassador tells him that if the USSR is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device," which will destroy the US. Can the world be saved?
Thursday, September 6th
Directed by: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts
Opposites attract (…and do battle with live lobsters) when neurotic New Yorker Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) meets neurotic Midwesterner Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).
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