Classic Cinema Club February : Love and Marriage

Four Fridays of melodrama, comedy, strife and bliss.


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You are cordially invited to watch these movies that celebrate matrimony, portraying it as a union of love, a ritual and ceremony, and even a formal transaction. There are characters in wedded bliss and marital strife, and plotlines that follow them through good times and bad, as they behave for better or for worse. The films mine romance and relationships for both melodrama and comedy, and make for an engaging and entertaining series of cinema.

Friday 5th             
The Man in Grey   
112 minutes
Directed by Leslie Arliss               
Starring Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger

Two school-friends find their lives twisted together through marriages of convenience and scandalous affairs, afflicted by ambition, treachery and resentment amongst the aristocracy of the Regency era, based on the bestselling novel by Eleanor Smith. The first of several period dramas that become big box office hits for the Gainsborough studios, it also propelled its cast to stardom. r

Friday 12th           
Bride and Prejudice    
111 minutes
Directed by Gurinder Chadha     
Starring Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Naveen Andrews

Shown as part of the Ealing Music and Film Festival

In this fresh take on the familiar story, single men are in want of a wife, parents seek to arrange marriages for their daughters to suitable suitors, and the women themselves wish to assert their independence and value. Courtships are complicated by first impressions, misunderstandings and clashes of egos. Marrying the romantic comedy of Jane Austen’s novel with Bollywood-style musical numbers, the film crosses cultures and continents, shot on locations in India, USA and England.

From the director of ‘Bhaji on the Beach’, ‘What’s Cooking?’, ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ and ‘It’s A Wonderful Afterlife’

Friday 19th           
It Happened One Night 

105 minutes
Directed by Frank Capra                
Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

An heiress, spoiled rotten by her wealthy father, rebels against his wishes and control by eloping with a playboy, and goes on the run. A newspaper reporter sees her as an exclusive story, and together they travel across the country. During their road trip through the rural America of the common man, their initial disdain and bickering softens into a growing fondness. This quintessential screwball comedy remains one of the most beloved and popular Hollywood classics.

Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Writing

Friday 26th           
La Cage aux Folles  
93 minutes
Directed by Édouard Molinaro   
Starring Michel Serrault, Ugo Tognazzi r

A gay couple resides in Saint-Tropez, one the manager and the other the star performer of a nightclub that features flamboyant drag queen acts. When their son announces his engagement and an impending visit with his fiancée and her strait-laced traditional parents, they realise they’ll need to tone down their home décor, personal decorum, and high camp to camouflage their lifestyle. This outrageous, good-natured farce became a sensational success in Europe and the USA.

Nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Writing, Best Costume Design

Winner of prizes for Best Foreign Film and Best Actor


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***Suggestions- Let us know what you think and what you would like to see. Email us, ring us, or write in the suggestion book available at the screenings.  

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***All films are shown at Ealing Town Hall on Fridays at 7:30pm followed by a discussion about the film.


1st February 2016





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