Thirty Day Princess (1934)

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Thirty Day Princess is a lighthearted comedy starring Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, and Edward Arnold. The film is an adaptation based on the story “Thirty Day Princess” by Clarence Budington Kelland. Luckily, much of Kelland’s pleasant and congenial humor is preserved within the film which is further supported by a talented cast. In the film, […]

International House (1933)

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  International House, a Paramount comedy, was directed by Edward Sutherland and filled to bursting with the companies stars. The film was set to be such a fun time that it’s tagline was, “The Grand Hotel of Comedy”. In a hilarious scenario, the film bundles together diverse comedians like W.C. Fields, Stuart Erwin, and George […]

Gun Crazy (1950)

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The 1950’s film noir Gun Crazy, starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins, is a novel take on the familiar crime-spree romance. The film was directed by Joseph H. Lewis and written by Donald Trumbo, then a blacklisted Hollywood writer due to his alleged Communist leanings. The combination of these two formed a peculiarly prescient portrayal of America’s obsession with firearms. […]

The Chase (1946)

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“Vamos a darnos un traguito,” implores a Havana local as she pulls her man inside the club for a night of rum and salsa, an ominous invitation that fugitive couple Chuck Scott and Lorna Roman could never have guessed would lead to the eponymous chase. Arthur Ripley‘s 1946 film noir The Chase, based on the short story “The Black […]

Welcome to Emory Cinémathèque!

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Hello there! I’m Pedro Doreste, a student of graduate Film and Media Studies at Emory University and editor of this blog. First of all, thank you for visiting! At Emory University, the Cinémathèque team has had a long-standing tradition of presenting free film screenings to the Emory community. The events usually attract a large, enthusiastic crowd looking […]