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

 

April 26: THE GLASS KEY

ALAN LADD, VERONICA LAKE and WILLIAM BENDIX once again, this time joined by BRIAN DONLEVY in a tale of political corruption and murder.  From the pen of Dashiell Hammett.  Released in 1942.

Screenplay by Jonathan Latimer.  Directed by Stuart Heisler.

 

 

May 10: THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER

As our little tribute to the late SHIRLEY TEMPLE, we present here one of the funniest comedies of the 1940s.  CARY GRANT and MYRNA LOY star in this crazy farce about a mixed-up teenager who develops a crush on a rascally bon vivant.  RUDY VALLEE and RAY COLLINS join in the fun.

Sidney Sheldon's screenplay won an Academy Award.

Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon.  Directed by Irving Reis

 

 

May 24: Alfred Hitchcock's STAGE FRIGHT
The most underrated of all the Hitchcock classics, and now enjoying a reputation for brilliance that seems to grow every year, STAGE FRIGHT is a fine thriller about a man falsely accused of murder who, while on the run, begs refuge from his nervous fiancee.  MARLENE DIETRICH, JANE WYMAN, MICHAEL WILDING and RICHARD TODD star, and there is room for another delightful performance by the great ALASTAIR SIM.
Screenplay by Angus MacPhail and Whitfield Cook.  Music by Leighton Lucas.  Photographed by Wilkie Cooper.  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

 


" ... 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;