40 Pounds of Trouble

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40 Pounds of Trouble
Norman Jewison, 1962
USA | Format: 35mm | 106 minutes

Movies for Kids: Tickets for children, ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult, only $5!

In a caper fun for all ages, Tony Curtis lights up the screen as a casino manager who must look after an abandoned precocious kid. Jewison’s delightful debut feature shows the ace television director demonstrating his classic-making ability to marshal charismatic talent and connect with audiences. Co-starring TV legend Phil Silvers as Curtis’s boss, and the fetching Suzanne Pleshette as the boss’s niece. From a short story by Damon Runyon!

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The Red Balloon
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France; 32m
The sweet, fantastical children’s tale of a Paris boy’s new airborne friend almost needs no introduction. Come introduce this classic of children’s cinema to another generation!

Photo from The Red Balloon

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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