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.
*DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1941)*
This is the much-celebrated Spencer Tracy version of the Stevenson classic,
lushly filmed by MGM. Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner co-star with a
supporting cast that includes Donald Crisp. Surely one of the best versions
out there of this story, beautifully directed by Victor Fleming and
beautifully scored by Franz Waxman.
*THE THIN MAN (1934)*
The first and the best of the famous "Thin Man" series based on the
writings of Dashiell Hammet. William Powell and Myrna Loy star as the
constantly tipsy couple - who never saw a martini they didn't like - who
find themselves in a sensational murder investigation. Made during the
height of Prohibition the writers and directors thumb their noses at the
law then in force in ways that will keep you in a merry mood all through
the picture. A great little film which is always a pleasure to see.
*THE HASTY HEART (1949)*
At once funny, serious and heart-warming, this story based on John
Patrick's play has a group of soldiers, US and British, stuck in a hospital
in Burma during the war. Into their well-ordered society enters an
obnoxious Scotsman - and Academy Award nominated performance by Richard
Todd - who proceeds to drive everyone their to the brink of exasperation.
Well-written and well-directed (by Vincent Sherman) we think you will find
this film to be one like the kind they don't make anymore. Patricia Neal
and Ronald Reagan also star.
*All shows begin at 7:00 pm at Church in the City, 2648 N Hackett Ave. *
All films begin at 7:00 pm and are shown at Church in the City, 2648 N Hackett Avenue. A donation of $3 each is requested. More information can be found at www.ficoa/biz/focus.htm, or by calling 414-258-6492.
" ... classic American films
distinguished foreign films,
films you've missed,
films you want to see again,
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 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;
and, lastly, it ought to entertain!