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This weekend at the Stanford Theatre: ‘Design for Living’ and ‘The Merry Widow’

“Two’s company, but three’s a couple.”  – Adam Phillips, 1996. And Ernst Lubitsch, 1933. This weekend, the Stanford Theatre serves up one of the most delicious Lubitsch treats: the wholesome threesome comedy “Design for Living” (1933), playing Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Design for Living,” based off a Noël Coward play of the same…

At the Stanford: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Broken Lullaby’ restores faith in humanity

If you don’t see Ernst Lubitsch’s “Broken Lullaby,” playing tonight at the Stanford Theatre at 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., you’ll miss out on one of the most emotionally powerful movie outings you’ll ever have. Its gripping and horrifying scenario — a Frenchman kills a German in a World War I trench, finds a letter on the German’s body, and decides…

At the Stanford: Two rare Lubitsch silents

This weekend, the Stanford Theatre officially kicks off their latest film festival, “The Best of Ernst Lubitsch,” with two rare Lubitsch silents: “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” (1927) and “Madame DuBarry” (1919). “The Student Prince,” a sparkling American romance starring Norma Shearer and Ramon Novarro, plays on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. “Madame DuBarry,”…