"The Late George Apley" in 35mm
Presented and projected by the Northwest Chicago Film Society.
"Stop apologizing for sex, George Apley... you didn't invent it!"
THE LATE GEORGE APLEY
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1947
With the nineteenth century fading into the twentieth, New York City has supplanted Boston as America's cultural capital, but don't tell that to Beacon Hill Brahmin George Apley (Ronald Colman), who valiantly and obtusely upholds the traditions (philosophical, funereal, ornithological) his own family has abandoned. His Freud-quoting daughter Ellie (Gun Crazy femme fatale Peggy Cummins in her American debut) presses George to join the modern world, but old WASPs don't give up their stingers so easily. A gentle and effortless satire of middle age and evaporating aristocracy taken from Mr. Moto creator John P. Marquand's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1937 novel, the film adaptation benefits from screenwriter (and Harvard alum) Philip Dunne's intimate familiarity with the milieu and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's singular skill in staging sophisticated dialogue. Together with Colman's Oscar-winning turn in A DOUBLE LIFE released later the same year, THE LATE GEORGE APLEY represents the culmination of the actor's three-decade career. (KW)
97 min 20th Century-Fox 35mm from Criterion Pictures, USA
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The Northwest Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original formson 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Our screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios, and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience.
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