Thursday 14 December
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tony Hunter, a famous singer/dancer movie star, is feeling washed up and old hat (old top hat, tie and tails to be exact). The reporters are out for Ava Gardner, not him. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and he agrees to do it. However, things begin to get out of hand, when bigshot “artistic” director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production, proclaims it’s a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony, and it’s hate at first sight. And her jealous choreographer isn’t helping to ease the tension. But romance, a “let’s put on a show” epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings. After all, this is a musical comedy!
Director: Vincente Minnelli
USA 112 minutes Cert U
We say: Ever since we launched we have screened an upbeat, fast-talking, wise-cracking American classic for Christmas. This year we have opted for a classic ’50’s musical which should have you toe-tapping all the way down Lordship Lane. The perfect way to bring both the year and our season to a close.