Tuesday Movies

Marlboro Tuesday Movies at 7 pm

Classic movies and interesting discussion with Geoffry Brown, retired professor of theater and film at Marlboro College. Free, with a suggested donation of $5 to the Community Center happily accepted.

Series 5 – Star Couples

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Series 4 – Star Power

Sept 24 – ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934) Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert. “A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.”

Oct 1 – ‘Top Hat’ (1935) Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers. “An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.”

Oct 8 – ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ (1937) Ronald Coleman. “An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.”

Oct 15 – ‘Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938) Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. “When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard’s absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.”

Oct 22 – ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1939) Charles Laughton. “In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.”

Oct 29 – ‘Destry Rides Again’ (1939) Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart. “When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.”

Nov 5 – ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (1940) Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant. “When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.”

Nov 12 – ‘The Little Foxes’ (1941) Bette Davis. “The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.”

Nov 19 – ‘Casablanca’ (1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. “A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.”

Nov 26 – ‘Red River’ (1948) John Wayne, Montgomery Clift. “Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.”

Dec 3 – ‘White Heat’ (1949) Jimmy Cagney. “A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.”

Dec 10 – ‘High Noon’ (1952) Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly. “A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.”

Dec 17 – ‘Bad Day At Black Rock’ (1955) Spencer Tracy. “A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.”

Series #3 – The films of John Huston

  • May 7 – ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941). Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.
  • May 14 – ‘Across the Pacific’ (1942). Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor. Followup to ‘The Maltese Falcon’.
  • May 21 – ‘Let There Be Light’ (1945). Documentary on WWII veterans. Banned by War Department.
  • May 28 – ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ (1948). Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston.
  • June 4 – ‘Key Largo’ (1948). Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson.
  • June 11 – ‘The Asphalt Jungle’ (1950)/ Sterling Hayden and Jean Hagen.
  • June 18 – ‘The African Queen’ (1951). Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
  • WEDNESDAY, June 26 – ‘Fat City’ (1972). Stacey Keach and Jeff Bridges.
  • July 2 – ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ (1975). Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
  • July 9 – ‘Wise Blood’ (1979). Brad Dourif and Harry Dean Stanton
  • July 16 – ‘Prizzi’s Honor (1985). Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner and Angelica Huston.
  • July 23 – ‘The Dead’ (1987). Angelica Huston and Donal McCann.