Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Room 102
When: February 9, 2018
Time: 6:45 p.m
Hosted by Stephen Reginald
The Major and the Minor (1942) stars Ginger Rogers as Susan Applegate, a poor working girl who has given up on a career in New York City and decides to return home to Stevenson, Iowa. When she gets to the train station, she realizes she only has enough money to cover a child’s fare so she disguises herself as a twelve-year-old girl. A suspicious conductor catches her smoking so she hides out in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland) who believes she is a child. He lets her stay with him until they reach his stop. Major Kirby teaches at a military academy and he brings "Su-Su" with him. As you might expect, Su-Su causes a sensation at the all-boys academy and causes all kinds of complications for Major Kirby and his fiancée Pamela (Rita Johnson). This was the first film directed by Billy Wilder. The film’s success helped pave the way for Wilder’s continued success as one of America’s most important writer-directors.
General Admission: $5, Students and Senior Citizens: $3
|Ginger Rogers and the cadets|
Join the Chicago Film club; join the discussion