|Christmas in July|
Preston Sturges (USA,1940)
A radio contest to find a promotional jingle for a coffee company turns into a corporate nervous breakdown when one obstinate judge deadlocks the whole works. By an absurd fluke, the prize is prematurely awarded to a company clerk (Dick Powell) From then on the film embarks on a series of lunatic reversals.
Additional screening at 10:30 p.m.
• Written and Directed by Preston Sturges. With Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn. (1940, 66 mins, Print from Universal 16)