Thirty Day Princess by Marion Gering (US, 1933, 74 min.). A delightful rom-com with a touch of Depression zeitgeist, Thirty Day Princess features Sylvia Sidney in a dual role as a Ruritanian princess on a fundraising trip to America and the starving actress who is hired to impersonate the princess after she gets the mumps. Cary Grant plays a crusading newspaper publisher who becomes entangled in the masquerade. Written by Preston Sturges, whose hand is apparent in the satirical wordplay and the plot’s anticipations of Sullivan’s Travels and The Lady Eve.
Preservation funded by The Packard Humanities Institute. Preserved in cooperation with Universal Pictures from a 35mm nitrate composite print. Laboratory services by The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics, DJ Audio.
Busy Bodies by Lloyd French (US, 1933, 19 min.). Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.
Preservation funded by Turner Classic Movies, Jeff Joseph/SabuCat, The Packard Humanities Institute, Laurel & Hardy Preservation Fund, including the support of many Sons Of The Desert Tents, and in honor of National Film Preserve: Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger. Preserved from the 35mm nitrate original picture and track negatives and a 35mm nitrate composite lavender print. Laboratory services by YCM Laboratories, The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics, DJ Audio. Special thanks to: Richard W. Bann, Jeff Joseph, RHI Entertainment, LLC.