Cinematheque: Preston Sturges
Christmas in July (US, 1940, 35mm, 67 min.)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
UW Cinematheque, 4070, Vilas Hall
“If you can’t sleep at night, it isn’t the coffee - it’s the bunk!” Thinking he’s won $25,000 in a slogan writing contest with that doozy, an office clerk (Powell) goes on a spending spree and proposes to his best girl. When he learns the truth, our hero is not quite prepared for the consequences in this fast-paced screwball comedy classic. One of our great satirists, Sturges takes aim at American consumerism and the world of advertising and hits a bullseye.