Classic & Unknown
local classics film society which exhibits on the second and fourth Saturdays of
each month* at
North Hackett Avenue
at 7:00 p.m.
December 13: Somerset Maugham's TRIO
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
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!)
Here is another engaging, biting, yet charming compendium of three Somerset
Maugham short stories, called "TRIO", made in Britain in 1950.
A stellar cast includes JEAN SIMMONS, MICHAEL RENNIE, FINLAY CURRIE, NIGEL
PATRICK, JAMES HAYTER and many other great names in this wonderfully
entertaining film. A few years back we screened Maugham's
"QUARTET" which our audiences loved; you will certainly find this
one equally enjoyable and memorable.
Screenplay by R.C. Sheriff and Noel Langley. Music by John Greenwood.
Photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth and Reginald Wyer. Directed by Ken
Annakin and Harold French.
... classic American films,
you want to see again,
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
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;