Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 154: Sun Jun 5

The Clock (Minnelli, 1945): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 3.40pm

This 35mm presentation, also screening on June 7th (details here), is part of the Judy Garland season at BFI Southbank. All the films in the season can be found here.

Chicago Reader review:
Vincente Minnelli’s first nonmusical (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. Screenwriters Robert Nathan and Joseph Schrank adapted a story by Paul and Pauline Gallico.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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