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Nov 8, 2019

This week sees Elise fully convert to the studi-auteur theory, thanks to two more-or-less randomly chosen RKO features from 1930 by a couple of Georges, MIDNIGHT MYSTERY (B. Seitz, later of Andy Hardy movie fame) and THE SILVER HORDE (Archainbaud, who went on to direct the other Some Like It Hot... with Bob Hope), which illustrates the expanded romantic plot possibilities of the Pre-Code era. Also some discussion of Jean Arthur's struggle, in an early appearance, to portray a supercilious socialite. It's super silly! And the reappearance of our Correspondent from Reality, Todd Murry.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Midnight Mystery (dir. George B. Seitz)

0h 42m 22s:          The Silver Horde (dir. George Archainbaud)                 

1h 11m 10s:          Fall Cinemagoing Update – Chantal Akerman & The Paradise Theatre

1h 16m 19s:          Listener mail with  Todd Murry


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