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.
May 23rd: Kings Row Note: This film will start at 7:30 p.m. !!
A strange and dark film, based on the novel by Harry Bellamann. All the squalor and pettiness of a small American town is on vivid display in this famous Warner Bros. movie. The studio held the film back from release for an entire year, worrying that its depressing story line might alienate its intended audience. Instead, it turned into one of their greatest successes. RONALD REAGAN considered this role here as one of the two best he ever gave, and it is easy to see why. ROBERT CUMMINGS, ANN SHERIDAN, BETTY FIELD, CLAUDE RAINS, CHARLES COBURN, and MARIA OUSPENSKAYA round out the great cast. The production design by William Cameron Menzies is nothing short of brilliant, as is Korngold's score.
Screenplay by Casey Robinson. Photographed by James Wong Howe. Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngols. Directed by Sam Wood.
" ... 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;