March 3 – Member Screening

I Was A Male War Bride (1949) 

Doors 6.30pm – films from 7.15pm.

Join the society easily at the door!

Stars Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart, Bill Neff.

Directed by Howard Hawks. 105 mins.

After marrying an American Lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work with in post war Germany, a French Captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the United States.

Based loosely on a true story on the same topic – a male European marrying female U.S. armed forces personnel – the film was shot on location in Germany just after the end of WWII. It captures the beauty of the countryside along with the devastation of urban areas with documentary-like precision. Sheridan is at her best – sexy and tough -delivering her lines in her most skilled dry manner almost oblivious to Grant who comedically suffers difficulties of the red tape variety at every turn.

 

Bring your own picnic dinner and drinks to enjoy from doors open. Supper available at intermission. Table seating.

Professional projection equipment and original high quality vintage cinema sound equipment are employed.

Feature film print and shorts courtesy of The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra