LVAC Summer Film Series: Preston Sturges, Christmas in July (1940)

July 29, 2008, 7:00PM

Bartos Theatre
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Atrium level
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Christmas in July (1940/USA) 67 min., dir., Preston Sturges

This 1940 screwball comedy film was written and directed by Preston Sturges based on his 1931 play A Cup of Coffee.  The film stars Dick Powell and Ellen Drew.  Powell plays Jimmy McDonald, an office clerk who loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl. When the truth comes out, he’s not prepared for the consequences.

 This film program is FREE and open to the general public. 

 This summer series film program was organized by John Gianvito.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 253-4680

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