The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week: NYC Repertory Cinema Picks, July 13-19

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The Marrying Kind (1952)
Directed by George Cukor
As the Keefers, Florrie and Chet (Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray), recount the history of their marriage to their divorce-court judge, they fulfill the promise of countless rom-com meet-cutes, exposing all the friction and dysfunction usually elided by a happily-ever-after fadeout. Holliday, all nasal self-assertion, and Ray, with his papery husk of a voice, are two of the most distinctive performers of the 50s; the script, rich with the granular details of cohabitation, is by the husband-and-wife team of Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. Often overlooked among the bevy of classics that make up Cukor’s c.v., the film deserves to be as well-known as any of them. Hollywood movies don’t come any more grown-up, or more heartfelt. Eli Goldfarb (July 15, August 31, 1:30pm at MoMA’s “Modern Matinees: Summer with Judy Holliday”)

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