March 3 2021
The ruse worked well and audiences flocked to see it. Grant called the film “the best comedy I've ever done.” Director Howard Hawks shot the exterior scenes on location in Heidelberg, Germany, and interiors in London. The film was based on a true story. Saturday, Aug. 22 (2 p.m.) “The Sundowners” (Warner Bros., 1960) Fred Zinnemann directed this adaptation of Jon Cleary’s 1952 novel about a family of nomadic sheepherders in the Australian Outback. Studio head Jack Warner approved the project with the understanding that it would be made inexpensively in Arizona, but the director persuaded him that the actual location would make for a better film and bigger box office.