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some-like-it-hot-1959April 1 – Some Like it Hot – 1959 – 120 minutes

 

Joe, the saxophone player, is Josephine in the all girls band that he joined with Jerry, the bass violin player, to be one step ahead of the mob after witnessing the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. After a train ride that sets a record for number of people in an upper berth, they are In Miami. Joe decides to be the man of Sugar Kane’s dreams and invites her out to a yacht he doesn’t have. But he can use Osgood Fielding’s yacht if Jerry — as Daphne — will keep Osgood dancing. The pace gets even giddier when the Chicago mob arrives in Miami for a convention.

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AdamsApril 8– Adam’s Rib – 1949 – 101 minutes

 

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everything she can to win the case and Adam gets mad about it. The trial turns into a media circus, while the Bonners’ home life suffers. Adam’s Rib represented the film debuts of New York-based actors Jean Hagen, Tom Ewell, and David Wayne (as Hepburn’s erstwhile songwriting suitor), and the return to Hollywood of Judy Holiday after her Born Yesterday triumph. It is one of the best of the Tracy-Hepburn efforts.

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DocApril 22 – What’s Up, Doc? – 1972 – 94 minutes

 

Peter Bogdonavich directed this wonderful salute to the “screwball comedies” of the ’40s and ’50s. Superstar and Academy Award-winner Barbra Streisand (“The Prince of Tides,” “Funny Girl”) and Ryan O’Neal (“Irreconcilable Differences,” “Love Story”) star as an eccentric girl and an equally eccentric young professor who meet at a musicologist’s convention and become involved in a zany chase up and down the hills of San Francisco to recover four identical flight bags containing jewels and secret government papers. This box office hit also features the film debut of comedienne Madeline Kahn.

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