Finishing School. 1934. USA. Directed by Wanda Tuchock, George Nichols, Jr. Courtesy Warner Bros.

Finishing School. 1934. USA. Directed by Wanda Tuchock, George Nicholls Jr. Screenplay by Tuchock, Laird Doyle. With Frances Dee, Billie Burke, Ginger Rogers, Bruce Cabot. 73 min.

Sassy, wisecracking Ginger Rogers leads her upper-crust boarding-school roommate Frances Dee down the path of sin in this sex-obsessed melodrama, which just barely reached American theaters before the Hays censors took over. Distinguished for her screenwriting contributions to major MGM and RKO films, including Show People, Hallelujah!, The Champ, and Little Women, Wanda Tuchock was only the second woman, together with Dorothy Arzner, to be credited as a director on a Hollywood movie in the 1930s.

New 35mm preservation courtesy The Library of Congress

    1. Monday, January 14,
      4:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    2. Sunday, January 13,
      6:45 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1