Sunday, 1 April 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 97: Friday Apr 6

Under The Clock (Minnelli, 1945): BFI Southbank, NFT2 8.40pm
This is screening at BFI Southbank on April 9 and 13as well. Here are the details.

There are some gems in the Vincente Minnelli season and this is most assuredly one of them.

Chicago Reader review:

'Vincente Minnelli's first non-musical (1945) is a charming and stylish if somewhat sentimental love story about a soldier (Robert Walker) on a two-day leave in New York who meets and marries an office worker (Judy Garland). Filmed on a studio soundstage with enough expertise to make it seem like a location shoot, the film is appealing largely for its performances and the innocence it projects. (Similar qualities can be found, at a half-century remove, in Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise.) In addition to Walker and Garland, Keenan Wynn and Moyna Macgill are well used.' Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here is the trailer.

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