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, donations to the Community Center happily accepted.

Movie summaries all from IMDB.com

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.