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Three on a Match  /  Three Broadway Girls

Three on a Match
November 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Three on a Match  (1932)

“You’re a fool, Vivienne.  Take it from one who has been there.”  So advises Joan Blondell’s chorus girl to Ann Dvorak’s bored socialite sinking into a boozy, criminal underworld in this scorching pre-Code classic.  The inimitable, sympathetic grit with which Blondell delivers the line lies at the heart of her appeal to Depression-era audiences.

35mm, b/w, 64 min.  DIR: Mervyn LeRoy.  SCR: Lucien Hubbard.  CAST: Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis.

Three Broadway Girls (a.k.a. The Greeks Had a Word For Them)  (1932)

A trio of girl friends—”The Three Musketeers of Riverside Drive”—are reunited and hit the town to celebrate setting off a series of half-calculated, half-cockeyed romantic misadventures.  Amid the contingent boozing and jealous brawling, Joan Blondell plays peacemaker, the gold digger with a heart of gold.

16mm, b/w, 70 min.  DIR: Lowell Sherman.  SCR: Sidney Howard.  CAST: Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, Ina Claire.

Preceded by

Home Movies No. 3

Digital video (from 16mm), b/w, silent, approx 10 min.