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Unfinished Business & Lady in a Jam

November 23, 2013 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Our Man Gregory La Cava.”

“Unfinished Business” (1941)
Directed by Gregory La Cava

Carole Lombard was originally supposed to star in this oddball, screwball comedy that eventually went to Irene Dunne who owns the role of Nancy, a small-town woman with a serious case of wanderlust. Declaring, ”I want to keep going until there are no horizons left,” she sets off to New York but her free-wheeling plans are immediately derailed by a one-night stand on the train into Grand Central Station.

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Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Screenwriter: Eugene Thackrey. Cinematographer: Joseph Valentine. Editor: Russell Schoengarth. Cast: Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster, Eugene Pallette, Esther Dale.

35mm, b/w, 96 min.


Followed by:
“Lady in a Jam” (1942)
Directed by Gregory La Cava

When a snobbish, flighty heiress (Irenne Dunne) spends her last dime, the executor of her estate (Eugene Pallette) hires a psychoanalyst (Patric Knowles) (what else!) to help her deal with the transition to poverty. Therapy leads them to a gold mine out West (where else!) and director Gregory La Cava kicks this acerbic comedy of class and romance into high gear.

Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Screenwriter: Eugene Thackrey, Frank Cockrell, Otho Lovering. Cinematographer: Hal Mohr. Editor: Russell Schoengarth. Cast: Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette, Samuel S. Hinds.

16mm, b/w, 78 min.


November 23, 2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States