The drama that sparked a controversy: Strange Interlude! Robert Leonard’s devastatingly dramatic 2-hour film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play unites a sizzling Norma Shearer and Clark Gable. Watch as Nina (Shearer) has a secret affair with the dashing doctor Ned (Gable); a liaison which echoes throughout their lives. Filmed just four years after the play hit the stage, this 1932 motion picture encapsulates the fearlessness and psychological insight of O’Neill’s script. This is a unique opportunity to experience this rarely shown film on a big screen. This film screening follows the October 26th Midday lecture on the banning of the 1928 play.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.