Friday, May 21, 2010


The Tuesday Night at the Movies Classic Film Series at the Clarence Dillon Public Library will screen five mystery/suspense films during the month of June. Our first movie on June 1 is a doozy - Sorry Wrong Number (1948) with Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. Stanwyck is a bedridden woman who overhears a murder plot on her telephone and becomes terrified as she begins to suspect that she may be the intended victim. (Stanwyck received an Oscar nomination for this one. ) On June 8 we screen Foul Play (1978) which is a hilarious comedy/thriller with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. Dudley Moore steals this film with his portrayal of a lonely orchestra conductor. Come relive the '70s with lots of Barry Manilow music. On June 15 Alfred Hitchcock (an audience favorite) returns to our screen with Saboteur (1942) starring Robert Cummings. The sequence atop the Statue of Liberty is a classic and nobody does suspense like Hitchcock. Charlie Chan in London (1934) will screen on June 23. This film stars Warner Oland as the famous detective solving a mystery in a English county home. Our last mystery movie on June 29 is a classic film noir that is probably not widely seen. Humphrey Bogart stars in In a Lonely Place (1959) with Gloria Grahame. Bogey is a hot-headed Hollywood screenwriter who may or may not have committed a murder. Soda and popcorn are always available. All films begin at 6:45 and no registration is required. Stop in and enjoy the air conditioning and a cool classic film.

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