- BETTY BOOP’S PRE-CODE VANITIES
1:00 4:25 8:00
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Out of the inkwell and past the Hays Office comes Movieland’s sexiest cartoon character, reaching her apotheosis in 1933 with risqué farces, notorious “party” reels, and jazzy collaborations with Don Redman and Cab Calloway. Curated by Greg Ford. Approx. 82 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:25, 8:00
(Frank Tuttle) Time-tripping Eddie Cantor discovers Ancient Rome’s badly in need of a New Deal, in musical toga dream complete with one of Busby Berkeley’s most lurid numbers ever! Written by George S. Kaufman and Robert Sherwood. Approx. 92 min. 35mm.
"The racy pre-Code humor evokes pre-Christian immorality, and production numbers by Busby Berkeley luridly choreograph the elaborate social rituals built up around the biological drive to procreate. Constantly looking over his shoulder and serving as the universal, sentimental middleman, [Eddie] Cantor, an intensely controlled, self-aware performer, schleps the mannerisms and insecurities of New York’s Jewish immigrants into mainstream comedy."
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker