Thursday, February 7, 2019

Screening of "The Major and The Minor February 9 at the Daystar Center

The Major and The Minor (1941)
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

Have some Joe and Enjoy the Show!
Before the movie, grab a cup of coffee from Overflow Coffee Bar, located within the Daystar Center. You can bring food and beverages into room 102.
Join the Chicago Film club; join the discussion
Twice a month we screen classic films and have a brief discussion afterward. For more information, including how to join (it’s free), click here. The Venue 1550 is easily accessible by the CTA. Please visit Transit Chicago for more information on transportation options.

Stephen Reginald is a freelance writer and editor. He has worked at various positions within the publishing industry for over 25 years. Most recently he was executive editor for McGraw-Hill’s The Learning Group Division. A long-time amateur student of film, Reginald hosts “Chicago Film Club,” a monthly movie event held in the South Loop, for the past two years. Reginald has also taught several adult education film classes at Facets Film School, Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like an unlikely premise, but Ginger Rogers pulls it off. I love Robert Benchley in this film, too.


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