Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 101: Tue Apr 11

The Major and the Minor (Wilder, 1942): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.30pm

This film, which also screens on March 29th and April 22nd, is part of the Ginger Rogers season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Billy Wilder’s first American directorial effort (1942) stars Ginger Rogers as a broke New York career woman who poses as a 12-year-old to get a half-fare train ride home to Iowa. The Wilder ironies and favorite themes—sexual deception, innuendo, the power of words to slice up and serve a character—are all present in abundance. Ray Milland is properly straight as the officer who tries to take care of Ginger as she’s falling in love with him.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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