The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
*Joy of Living*. 1938. USA. Directed by Tay Garnett. Courtesy RKO Radio Pictures/Photofest

Joy of Living. 1938. USA. Directed by Tay Garnett. Screenplay by Gene Towne, Graham Baker, Allan Scott. With Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Irene Dunne, Alice Brady. 16mm. 90 min.

Maggie Garret, a big star on Broadway, is loved by audiences—and especially by her free-spending, freeloading family. One night, mobbed by autograph seekers, Maggie is rescued by Dan Brewster, a wealthy Bostonian. Dan has long admired Maggie from afar, and as they become closer he suggests she cut her family’s purse strings. Maggie doesn’t appreciate this suggestion from a relative stranger and gives him the boot. But Dan and Maggie are destined to be together, so keep an eye on the plot twists!