Berlin International Film Festival 2021

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Hands Across The Table (Year: 1935; Director: Mitchell Leisen; Writer: Norman Krasna; Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost)
Romcom about a manicurist aiming to marry for money. Showing as part of the 2006 EIFF's Mitchell Leisen retrospective.
His Girl Friday (Country: US; Year: 1939; Director: Howard Hawks; Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy)
When a notorious criminal escapes from jail, a newspaper editor goes all out to keep his top reporter on the case, even though she's supposed to be getting married the next day - to the man she fell for after divorcing him.
I’m No Angel (Country: US; Year: 1933; Director: Wesley Ruggles; Writer: Mae West, Mae West, Mae West, Lowell Brentano; Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold, Ralf Harolde, Kent Taylor, Gertrude Michael, Russell Hopton, Dorothy Peterson, William B. Davidson, Gertrude Howard, Libby Taylor, Bobby Barber, Eddie Borden, George Bruggeman)
A lion tamer searches for the love of her life.
My Little Chickadee (Country: US; Year: 1940; Director: Edward F Cline; Writer: Mae West, WC Fields; Stars: Mae West, WC Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran, Ruth Donnelly, Margaret Hamilton, Donald Meek, Fuzzy Knight, Willard Robertson, George Moran, Jackie Searl, Fay Adler, Gene Austin, Russell Hall, Otto Heimel)
A woman who has been run out of town embarks on a sham marriage with a salesman - and they both get more than they bargained for.
My Man Godfrey (Country: USA; Year: 1936; Director: Gregory La Cava)
An evergreen classic of Depression-era screwball comedy. On a "scavenger hunt" for "forgotten men," spoiled socialite Carole Lombard picks up homeless William Powell and gives him a job as her family's butler. Print courtesy of The Library of Congress.
Night After Night (Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: Archie Mayo; Writer: Louis Bromfield, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Vincent Lawrence, Mae West; Stars: George Raft, Constance Cummings, Wynne Gibson, Mae West, Alison Skipworth, Roscoe Karns, Louis Calhern, Bradley Page, Al Hill, Harry Wallace, George Templeton, Marty Martyn, Tom Kennedy, Bill Elliott, Patricia Farley)
Gangster spoof starring Mae West in her debut role
No Man of Her Own (Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: Wesley Ruggles; Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins, Milton Herbert Gropper, Edmund Goulding, Benjamin Glazer, Val Lewton; Stars: Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill, Grant Mitchell, Elizabeth Patterson, George Barbier, J. Farrell MacDonald, Tommy Conlon, Walter Walker, Paul Ellis, Charley Grapewin, Roberta Gregory, Dixie Lee Hall, Sammy Blum, Wallis Clark)
A card cheat goes on the lam and meets a lonely librarian.
She Done Him Wrong (Country: US; Year: 1933; Director: Lowell Sherman; Writer: Mae West, Harvey F. Thew, John Bright; Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, David Landau, Rafaela Ottiano, Dewey Robinson, Rochelle Hudson, Tammany Young, Fuzzy Knight, Grace La Rue, Robert Homans, Louise Beavers, Ernie Adams)
A New York singer has trouble with a vicious criminal ex.
The Women (Country: US; Director: George Cukor; Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard)
Described by the festival programmers as: "A piercing paean to the weakness of males and the waspishness of females ."

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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