Her First Mate. 1933. USA. Directed by William Wyler. 66 min.
First paired in The Unexpected Father (1932), the comedians ZaSu Pitts and Slim Summerville appeared as a mismatched couple in seven features for Universal, including this engaging 1933 vehicle directed by an up-and-coming William Wyler. Old sea dog Slim sells candy on a night ferry while wife ZaSu believes he’s the ship’s first mate; complications ensue when she uses the family nest egg to buy Slim a ferry of his own.
Saturday, June 4, 2016,2:00 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, May 25, 2016,4:00 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art