Comedy, Retro

Retro Film Series Presents

Foul Play & What’s Up Doc

Colin Higgins’ Foul Play
(PG, 1978, 116 min)
Goldie Hawn plays a librarian who ends up the target of an assassination ring. Chevy Chase is the cop assigned to protect her. Dudley Moore plays a surprisingly kinky symphony conductor. From grandmothers playing Scrabble with f-bombs to an old Japanese couple in the back of the careening limo, “Foul Play” is a hilarious murder comedy.

Followed by:

Peter Bogdanovich’s What’s Up Doc?
(PG, 1972, 94 min)
This comedy classic in the style of 1930s screwball comedies firmly established Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal as a romantic duo endearing in screen history. Included are a daffy luggage mix-up plot, dippy dialogue exchanges, a marvelous example of hotel-room demolition, and one of the funniest chase sequences ever.