Hold Back the Dawn

1941, 116m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened May 26–29, 2017

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Romanian gigolo Charles Boyer, stuck in Mexico and pining for the U.S., seduces vacationing American school- teacher Olivia de Havilland in hopes of marrying his way to citizenship. But love, of course, gets in the way. Legendarily— and unjustly—derided by co- writer Billy Wilder, this sharply witty, genuinely romantic treasure stands as a testament to Leisen’s mastery.

A film by Mitchell Leisen