Bedtime for Bonzo
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Introduced by Sierra Pettengill, co-director of The Reagan Show
Dir. Frederick De Cordova. 1951, 83 mins. 35mm. With Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak. In this breezy comedy, Ronald Reagan stars as Peter Boyd, a jovial psychology professor who is determined to solve the nurture vs. nature question, in order to gain the approval of his fiancée’s father. Boyd’s father was a legendary con man. In an effort to prove that environment trumps genetics, Boyd hires a young nursemaid to help him “raise” a lab chimpanzee. Reagan and Bonzo make for an entertaining duo, the former providing plenty of laughs and charm as the professor attempts to discipline the unruly monkey.
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