Unfaithfully Yours

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Film historian Peter Loewer and Pack Library will screen Unfaithfully Yours at 6 p.m on Tuesday, April 26, in the newly renovated Lord Auditorium.
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Genre: Dark Romantic Comedy
Director: Preston Sturges
Starring: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Lionel Stander, Barbara Lawrence, Edgar Kennedy
Rated: NR

Since Preston Sturges’ marvelous blend of romance, black comedy and classical music was reviewed for a screening once this year, I’ll merely give you the skinny from that review: “Unfaithfully Yours (no, not that ghastly 1984 remake with Dudley Moore) marked the end of Preston Sturges’ meteoric career in terms of fully formed projects—and what a spectacular farewell it is. It’s easy to see why the film flopped when it came out in 1948; it was way ahead of its time. That was not an era attuned to black comedy involving attempted murder, attempted suicide and suspected infidelity—not to mention a movie grounded in three pieces of classical music. It was simply too sophisticated all the way around.” For the complete review, visit http://www.mountainx.com/movies/review/unfaithfully_yours1

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About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress since December 2000. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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