Barbara Stanwyck gets the last—and best—laughs opposite Henry Fonda in this battle-of-the-sexes farce. She’s a brash and brassy con artist; he’s the dweeby snake-obsessed heir to a beer fortune whom she trains her sights on. Blink and you’ll miss one of Sturges’ many rapid-fire one-liners in this screwball masterpiece that somehow manages to develop into an achingly romantic, disarmingly moving romantic comedy that upends the genre.
6:30pm screening: dinner at 8:30pm
8:45pm screening: dinner at 6:45pm
Both dinners are sold out, but tickets are still available for the film screenings.