Albright Memorial Library will be kicking off its Pre-Code Classic Film Series on Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM with a hilarious comedy double feature.
The risque 1933 comedy Meet the Baron, starring Jack Pearl and Jimmy Durante, will screen at 6 PM. In Meet the Baron, a couple of bungling idiots (Jimmy Durante and Jack Pearl) are abandoned in the deep jungles of Africa by Baron Munchausen. When a rescue team searching for the lost Baron stumble across the pair, they mistake Pearl for the missing Baron, and take the two of them back to America where they receive a hero’s welcome and cause havoc of epic proportions. Meet the Baron also features a rare Pre-Code appearance by The Three Stooges (billed here as Ted Healy and His Stooges) as three crazy janitors.
Following Meet the Baron, the 1932 legendary comedy Red-Headed Woman starring Jean Harlow will screen at 7:15 PM. In Red-Headed Woman, an ambitious and sexy young secretary attempts to sleep her way into high society, starting with her married boss (Chester Morris).
Refreshments will be provided by The Friends of Scranton Public Library.
All screenings in the Pre-Code Classic Film Series are free with your library card, but seating is limited and registration is strongly suggested.
For more information, or to register, please contact Bill at (570) 348-3000, x3008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; you may also click the green “Register” button to register online.