Here's the August lineup for our Flashback series. Grab lunch at Uprise Bakery and have a great time at the movies. 5 Dollar Flashbacks is sponsored by LaBrunerie Financial.
We've got some fantastic screwball comedies for you this August. All films play at noon and are $5 for everyone – yes, everyone!
Twentieth Century (1934) August 2 & 3 One of the first screwball comedies. Broadway producer John Barrymore creates a star in Carole Lombard, loses her to Hollywood, then furiously tries to bring her back to the stage. Directed by Howard Hawks.
My Man Godfrey (1936) August 9 & 10 Park Avenue brat Carole Lombard finds forgotten-man William Powell in the city dump during a society scavenger hunt, then hires him as the family butler. Hilarity ensues.
What's Up, Doc? (1972) August 16 & 17 Ryan O'Neal, Barbra Streisand and the case of the mistaken overnight bag. Inspired by Bringing Up Baby (which we sadly couldn't obtain), this neo-screwball is a must-see. Another great one from Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon).
It Happened One Night (1934) August 23 & 24 Claudette Colbert is on the run from her rich father and teams up with outta-work-reporter Clark Gable for a cross-country jaunt. Directed by Frank Capra.