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Sunday Matinees: Hitchcock
Sunday, February 13, 2011
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Watch these commonly overlooked Hitchcock greats on the big screen this winter. We will show two of his movies per month through March at $2 each in our auditorium theater at 1:30pm. Attend every show and watch the last one free!* All charges offset the cost of our film license -- exact change is much appreciated!
2/13: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) NR: 120 min.
Hitchcock's classic thriller stars Joel McCrea as Johnny Jones, a naïve New York reporter sent on assignment to Europe on the eve of World War II. Amidst the volatile atmosphere of the impending war, Jones stumbles on a deadly conspiracy devised by Stephen Fisher (Herbert Marshall), whose spy ring masquerades as a peace organization. Fisher's daughter Carol (Laraine Day) lends a hand as Jones races to expose the story -- and tries to stay alive.
2/20: SABOTEUR (1942) PG: 109 mins.
When aircraft plant worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) is wrongly accused of sabotage and murder, he embarks on a cross-country chase for the actual culprit in this classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Priscilla Lane. Chock-full of breathtaking chase scenes, crisp dialogue (courtesy of co-writer Dorothy Parker) and stunning locations, this World War II-era story leads Kane to a stunning climax atop the Statue of Liberty.
3/13: LIFEBOAT (1944) NR: 96 mins.
Using a story by John Steinbeck as inspiration, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock stages a gripping World War II drama by cramming eight survivors of a German torpedo attack into the hull of a tiny lifeboat. Among them are a journalist (Tallulah Bankhead), a radio operator (Hume Cronyn) and a woman (Heather Angel) clutching the corpse of her dead baby. But the real trouble starts when one of the survivors (Walter Slezak) reveals he's a Nazi.
3/20: STAGE FRIGHT (1950) NR: 110 min.
Alfred Hitchcock takes Selwyn Jepson's novel, preserves all the thrills from the page, and adds a dash of his own. Eve Gil (Jane Wyman), a drama student studying in London, learns that a friend, John Cooper (Richard Todd), has been implicated in the death of the husband of his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich). John has a plan to prove himself innocent, but needs Eve's help, not to mention her talent. Can they pull it off?
*In case of inclement weather, please check our website or your local news source for cancellations. Time permitting, canceled movies will be added to the end of the series.