IU CINEMA: There's No Business Like Show Business

  • December 8, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 4:00 PM to 5:57 PM
  • $4

Sunday Matinee Classics: CinemaScope Song and Dance

Not rated | 1954 | 2K DCP
Comedy, Drama, Musical
Directed by Walter Lang
$4

Irving Berlin’s music highlights this musical classic, which covers 20 years in the lives of the Donahue family. Molly and Terrence Donahue (Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey) are a show-biz couple who spawn two show-biz kids, Tim and Katy (Donald O’Connor and Mitzi Gaynor), as well as Steve Donahue (Johnnie Ray), who leaves the family business to become a priest. The family is rocked, however, when Father Steve returns to the family bosom to perform in a benefit concert. Things go further awry when Tim has the misfortune of falling for career- obsessed, social-climbing chorus girl Vicki (Marilyn Monroe). The film’s screenplay was written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron; all four of the Ephrons’ daughters became writers like their parents, including their eldest, writer/director Nora Ephron.

IU CINEMA: There's No Business Like Show Business