Gregory La Cava: An Encore Presentation

January 14–15, 2006


Bed of Roses. 1933. USA. Directed by Gregory La Cava

Back by popular demand, MoMA presents an encore presentation of Gregory La Cava’s subversively funny The Half-Naked Truth (1932) and Bed of Roses (1933). La Cava (1892–1952) was responsible for some of the most caustic screwball comedies and political satires of the Great Depression. His depictions of class warfare and sexual subversion are populated by a rogue’s gallery of fast-talking, pie-eyed schemers, no more in evidence than in these two pre-Code gems.

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Assistant Curator, Department of Film and Media.

Special thanks to Rai Cinema (Giancarlo Leone, Guido Corso, Donatella Saroli).


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