Tonight marked my third visit to UCLA's wonderful series "That Signature Style: The Films of Mitchell Leisen."
I couldn't resist the chance to see NO MAN OF HER OWN (1950) in 35mm this evening, and the experience was all that was hoped. The film's dark, lushly romantic atmosphere completely envelops the viewer when seen on a big screen. I liked it even better than when I first saw it roughly 18 months ago (reviewed here). Barbara Stanwyck and John Lund are superb, backed by an excellent supporting cast. (But how did I miss noticing Bess Flowers at the nightclub dance?)
I also had the opportunity to say hello to some good friends of this blog tonight, which makes any screening that much more enjoyable!
It's a rainy night here in Southern California, and with a busy day ahead tomorrow I decided to head for home at intermission. Those who stayed for the second half of the double bill also had the chance to enjoy THE MATING SEASON (1951).
The series continues next Sunday evening, December 9th, with the rarely seen LADY IN THE DARK (1944), starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland, followed by TAKE A LETTER, DARLING (1942) with Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, and Macdonald Carey.
Previously: UCLA Celebrates Director Mitchell Leisen; Mitchell Leisen Series Opens at UCLA; Tonight's Movie: Swing High, Swing Low (1937) at UCLA.