Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street
When: May 12, 2018
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Hosted by Stephen Reginald
Hands Across the Table (1935) is a classic screwball comedy starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray in their first movie together (The two starred together in a total of four films).
Lombard is Regi Allen, a gold-digging manicurist and MacMurray is Theodore “Ted” Drew III, a handsome playboy engaged to Vivian Snowden (Astrid Allwyn), a rich New York City debutante.
Directed with a steady hand by Mitchell Leisen, Hands Across the Table did wonders for the careers of both Lombard and MacMurray. Lombard was already a top star, but her performance in this film was a huge hit with both critics and the public. MacMurray appeared in seven movies in 1935, but his performance in Hands Across the Table elevated his status to that of a popular and sought after leading man.
This movie was so popular that Lombard and MacMurray went on to star in three other films. The film also features a top-notch supporting cast, including Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost, and Ralph Bellamy.