November 21, 2014, 1:30 p.m. — Winter Carnival (1939)
1939. Directed by Charles F. Riesner. With Richard Carlson, Robert Armstrong, Virginia Gilmore, Marsha Hunt. Loaned out by Warners to the independent producer Walter Wanger, Sheridan found one of her richest early roles in this rarely seen film: she’s a publicity-loving heiress who makes an unexpected return to Dartmouth College’s famous winter celebration, where she encounters an old flame—now a comfortably tweedy professor (Carlson). Filmed partly on location, from a screenplay cowritten by a young Budd Schulberg. An unbilled Robert Walker makes his screen debut. Restored by MoMA. 105 min.