A documentary on conscientious objectors and a classic screwball comedy will be featured as special movie screenings this week:
"THE EGG AND I," one of the best-loved comedies of the 1940s, will be shown Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the Brigham Young University campus.
Taken from the the best-selling book by Betty MacDonald, the 1947 film stars Fred MacMurray as a man who takes his urbanized bride (Claudette Colbert) to his rural chicken ranch in the Pacific Northwest. The screwball comedy introduced Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride as Ma and Pa Kettle (who went on to make a popular series of "Ma and Pa Kettle" films).
"The Egg and I" starts at 7 p.m.; admission is free but limited to those 8 years of age and older. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.
The showing is sponsored by the Harold B. Lee Library's Special Collections and the Friends of the Library. For further information about the series, including future presentations, call the Special Collections Department at 378-3514.
"THE GOOD WAR AND THOSE WHO REFUSED TO FIGHT IT," a one-hour documentary, will be shown Friday, Jan. 25, in the Dumke Auditorium on the University of Utah campus.
Judith Ehrlich and Rick Tejada-Flores' film tells the story of the 40,000-plus conscientious objectors during World War II who performed "alternate services" during the war.
"The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It" is not rated. The Dumke Auditorium is located in the New Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive. The film starts at 7 p.m.; admission is free.