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The Gene Siskel Film Center's retrospective on the brilliant comedy director Frank Tashlin continues with this 1954 feature about a Hollywood screenwriter (Dick Powell) and his misadventures with a volatile teenager (Debbie Reynolds). In some ways an early version of Tashlin's Bachelor Flat (1962), which screens later this month, it's narrated by the hero's Oscar statuette, and some of the gags about 50s Hollywood are priceless (among them a parody of Gene Kelly's dream ballets). With Anne Francis. 98 min. Archival IB Technicolor print. Sat 7/15, 5 PM, and Tue 7/18, 6 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center.

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