It Started with Eve

Black and white American melodrama, 1941, dir: Henry Koster, Language: English, Subtitles: Hungarian, 90’



09.26. 15:00
Toldi Main Hall

Directed by Henry Koster
Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Leo Townsend
Director of photography: Rudolph Maté
Music by Hans J. Salter
Cast: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings
Genre: melodrama musical
Production: Universal Pictures

The dying wish of the ailing millionaire is to meet his son’s fiancée. Since the real thing is not immediately to hand, the desperate Jonathan asks the first young lady he comes across to play this small part for the evening. The only problem is that, happily, the old man makes a recovery and the situation becomes increasingly tangled. This heart-warming romantic comedy is a genuine classic from the golden age of Hollywood. In addition to the brilliant Deanna Durbin, it is also evident that Charles Laughton who plays papa thoroughly enjoyed his role. The film’s twin Hungarian associations are the two émigrés from the homeland, producer Joe Pasternak who was born 120 years ago this year and cinematographer Rudolph Maté.