The Major and the Minor 1942 G

1.00PM Sun 24 May 2020 (1hr 40mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

The Major and the Minor will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘From one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed auteurs, Billy Wilder, comes the charming comedy classic The Major and the Minor. Legendary actress and dancer Ginger Rogers  stars as Susan Applegate, a struggling young woman who pretends to be an 11-year old girl in order to buy a half-price train ticket. Fleeing the conductors, she hides in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland). The Major believes Susan is a child and takes her under his wing, but when they arrive at the military academy where Kirby teaches, his fiancée (Rita Johnson) grows suspicious of Susan's ruse...

Co-written by Wilder and Charles Brackett, The Major and the Minor assumes the guise of a light romance narrative in order to cleverly explore themes of identity and deception.’ Arrow Films

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 100 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER / SCRIPT: CHARLES BRACKETT AND BILLY WILDER / BASED ON A PLAY BY EDWARD CHILDS CARPENTER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: LEO TOVER / EDITOR: DOANE HARRISON / PROD CO: PARAMOUNT PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: NBCUNIVERSAL ARCHIVES & COLLECTIONS, LOS ANGELES / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PICTURES AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM