Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Screening of “Hands Across the Table” at the Daystar Center May 12

Hands Across the Table (1935)
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.

Have some Joe and Enjoy the Show!
You can bring food and beverages into the auditorium; we even have small tables set up next to some of the seats. General Admission: $5 Students and Senior Citizens: $3.

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.

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