Saturday and Sunday
I'm No Angel (1933)
First played at the Stanford Theatre on November 25-30, 1933.
Mae West is in top form playing a social-climbing carnival entertainer (she tames lions) who falls for Cary Grant. Many of Mae’s famous lines occur in this film.
With Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold, Ralf Harolde, Kent Taylor, Gertrude Michael, Russell Hopton, Dorothy Peterson, William B. Davidson.
Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Produced by William LeBaron. Written by Mae West. Photographed by Leo Tover. Paramount. 87 minutes.
Plays Saturday and Sunday (March 17-18) at 4:20 and 7:30.
You're Telling Me! (1934)
First played at the Stanford Theatre on April 18-19, 1934.
Fields plays an inventor who comes up with a puncture-proof tire. Despite this (because, after all, he’s W.C. Fields) nothing goes his way. But things have a way of working out.
Another Fields treasure.
With W.C. Fields, Larry “Buster” Crabbe, Joan Marsh, Adrienne Ames, Louise Carter, Kathleen Howard, Tammany Young, Del Henderson, James B. “Pop” Kenton, Robert McKenzie.
Directed by Erie C. Kenton. Produced by William LeBaron. Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Paul M. Jones. Photographed by Alfred Gilks. Music by Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow. Paramount. 66 minutes.
Plays Saturday and Sunday (March 17-18) at 6:10 and 9:20.
Tuesday and Wednesday
The Devil and the Deep (1932)
First played at the Stanford Theatre on September 1-2, 1932.
In a magnificent demonic performance, Charles Laughton plays a submarine commander insanely jealous that his wife is having affairs (with Gary Cooper and Cary Grant). The opening credits boast: “And introducing Charles Laughton—the eminent English character actor in the role of The Commander.”
With Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Paul Porcasi, Juliette Compton, Henry Kolker.
Directed by Marion Gering. Written by Benn W. Levy. Photographed by Charles Lang. Paramount. 78 minutes.
Plays Tuesday and Wednesday (March 20-21) at 7:30.
The Woman Accused (1933)
First played at the Stanford Theatre on March 17-18, 1933.
In 1933, Liberty Magazine commissioned “ten of the world’s greatest authors” to write separate chapters for a ten-part serial, which was then turned into a screenplay. The result is an episodic film about a woman accused of killing her ex-lover, complete with a 3-day cruise to nowhere and a mock trial. Rather silly, it’s a fun showcase for Paramount’s rising stars Nancy Carroll and Cary Grant.
With Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, John Halliday, Louis Calhern, Irving Pichel, Norma Mitchell, Jack LaRue, Frank Sheridan, John Lodge, Lona Andre.
Directed by Paul Sloane. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Written by various authors. Photographed by Karl Struss. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp. Paramount. 73 minutes.
Plays Tuesday and Wednesday (March 20-21) at 6:05 and 9:00.