Library series screens 'The Lady Eve'

Jan 18, 2014
Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda star in “The Lady Eve,” a classic Preston Sturges-helmed screwball comedy.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. January’s theme is Laughter: the best medicine.

The Jan. 24 film is "The Lady Eve," a 94-minute film from 1941. Seductive golddigger Barbara Stanwyck and her conniving father (Charles Coburn) set out to fleece wealthy but naive ophiologist Henry Fonda, the socially inept heir to a brewery fortune. The tables turn when Stanwyck falls for her prey and Fonda gets wise to their scheme. Stanwyck then goes all-out to recapture Fonda's heart in this raucous battle of the sexes from renowned writer-director Preston Sturges.

The series will wrap with “Hopscotch” (1981, USA) on Jan. 31. Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served.

The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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