This Thursday November 9th, I will be showing a 16mm MCA original print of " International House" (1933)
"International House" is a (1933) American pre-Code comedy film starring Peggy Hopkins Joyce and W. C. Fields, Bela Lugosi, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. Directed by A. Edward Sutherland and released by Paramount Pictures. The tagline of the film was "The Grand Hotel of comedy". It is a mixture of comedy and musical acts tied together by a slim plot line, in the style of the Big Broadcast pictures that were also released by Paramount during the 1930s. In addition to some typical comedic lunacy from W. C. Fields and Burns and Allen, it provides a snapshot of some popular stage and radio acts of the era. The film includes some risqué pre-Code humor.
"The Dentist" (1932), which is a (1995) 16mm Essex Films print. "The Dentist" is a American Pre-Code comedy short, starring W. C. Fields. The film is one of four short films Fields made with the "king of comedy," Mack Sennett, at Paramount. Although Sennett was near the end of his career, he found good use of the new medium of talking pictures for comedy, as the film demonstrates. It was directed by Leslie Pearce from a script by Fields himself.
The Hot Air Salesman is a (1937) Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop and featuring Wiffle Piffle. This will be a 16mm Thunderbird print
All Films are shown on reel film, at 7:30pm upstairs in the WOMR Davis Space at the Schoolhouse, 494 Commercial Street Provincetown (corner of Commercial & Howland) A $5 suggested donation to help support community radio WOMR, and WFMR in the off season. Free popcorn will be provided courtesy of The Provincetown Inn.
Wine, Beer, and Soda are also available for donation, and WOMR Film Series T-Shirts available for $25 dollars too.
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