First Monday in October
First Monday in October ★★½ 1981 (R)
Clayburgh, as the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, finds a friendly rival in colleague Matthau, a crusty but benign liberal judge. Though based on a Broadway hit, it ended up seeming to foreshadow the reallife appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor, which occurred at about the time the film was released. The title refers to the date the court begins its sessions. 99m/C VHS, DVD . Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes, James Stephens, Jan Sterling, James Stephens, Joshua Bryant, Noble Willingham; D: Ronald Neame; C: Fred W. Koenekamp; M: Ian Fraser.