Films: Old, Classic & Unknown on Saturdays

is the local classics film society which exhibits on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month* at 

2648 North Hackett Avenue 

starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

October 25th

October 25, 2014: THE SCARLET CLAW (1944)
Intelligent and well-acted SHERLOCK HOLMES mystery starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes.  More of a horror picture than a standard detective thriller, this film tells the story of a series of grisly murders committed in a lonely Canadian forest.  One of the very best, if not the best, of the Universal Sherlock Holmes movies of the 1940s.  Nigel Bruce co-stars.
Screenplay by Edmund L Hartmann.  Directed by Roy William Neill.

 

 

November 8th

November 8, 2014: S.O.S. PACIFIC (1960)
As our tribute to the late actor.director Richard Attenborough, we present this little-known "nail-biting thriller"(to use the words of the New York Times) about a group of people who become stranded on a remote island in the Pacific.  As they search the island they come across a startling discovery, one that will provide plenty of suspense to our audiences.  A fine, unknown thriller starring lovely Pier Angeli, Eddie Constantine and Richard Attenborough
Screenplay by Robert Westerby.  Music by Georges Auric.  Photographed by Wilkie Cooper.  Directed by Guy Green.

 

 

November 22nd

November 22, 2014: ODD MAN OUT (1947)
One of the greatest classics of the British cinema, this superb film details the final hours in the life of an IRA gunman (a superb portrayal by James Mason) who is wounded after a bank robbery attempt.  Hiding from place to place to avoid capture, the life slowly ebbing away from him due to loss of blood, he meets a number of fascinating characters, some who try to help and some who try to hinder.  This is a film that every lover of movies should see.
Screenplay by R.C. Sheriff and F.L. Green.  Music by William Alwyn.  Photographed by Robert Krasker. Directed by Carol Reed.

 

 

December 13th  (Only one December program; Merry Christmas!)

 

" ... classic American films,

distinguished foreign films,

films you've missed,

films you want to see again,

and films

you may never have had the opportunity to see."

 

 

The role of a film society has several elements:

to offer a large part of the literature of film;

to provide a venue for film study and discussion;

to educate; 

to revive well-known but little-seen classics;

to provide some historical background related to motion pictures;

to introduce a new audience to films that are little-known to most followers of films;

 

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