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.
March 25: The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
FOCUS has been trying to snag a print of this great 1940s wisecracking comedy for years and at last we've found one. The star cast is exciting: BETTE DAVIS and JAMES CAGNEY. Miss Davis always wondered if she was really right for comedy, but this film proves she was. Cagney is hired to detain Davis from marrying an egotistical night club musician JACK CARSON which eventually lands them in the California desert. Don't miss this delight on the big screen.
In post-War London a group of street boys discover by accident that a local crooks are cunningly altering several comic books creating a code for the underlings to commit certain robberies. A series of several clever chases and close calls bring the boys very close to a dangerous situation. The comedy is supplied by no less than Alastair Sim.
We thought it might be nice to dig into the annals of the popular Charlie Chan series and we've plucked out perhaps the best of the bunch. This a funny and exciting Chan mystery starring WARNER OLAND and BORIS KARLOFF in which the two barely play off each other but their presence is certainly close. Karloff plays a widowed musician who has lost everything even, apparently, his mind, and is sent to asylum. But soon murders begin and Chan is called in. A very good film.
May 27: THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT (1945)
superior than star Jack Benny always pretended this brilliant comedy
is so wacky and so surreal that it takes one's breath away.
Great cast includes am array of Hollywood favorites.
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!