Chestnut Hill Film Group
Margaret Brunton, David & Judith Buten, Rosemary Collins, Marianne & Paul Dodge, John & Carolyn Friedman, Jace Gaffney
Natalie & Ralph Hirshorn, Judith Mallery, Andrew Repasky McElhinney & Nicole Cook, Steven Rea, Martha Repman, Carrie Rickey
Jay Schwartz & Silvia Hortelano Peláez, Harold & Emmy Starr, Ella Torrey, George & Diana Woodward
presents the 40th season of
TUESDAY NIGHTS AT THE MOVIES
Sponsored by The Chestnut Hill Local
at our new home
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19118, 215-247-0476
FREE screenings Tuesday Nights at 7 P.M. – Doors open 6.30 P.M.
October 15—SUSPENSE (1946 / 101 minutes)
Frank Tuttle directs real-life ice skating sensation Belita in a memorable, under-screened and engrossing film noir photographed with dazzling shadow-play and Busby Berkeley-esque icecapades numbers.
October 22—THE COMMITMENTS (1991 / 118 minutes)
Alan Parker’s funny, heartfelt and understated chronicle of a working-class Dublin soul band based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. Features great musical performances of rock ‘n roll standards including “Mustang Sally”, “Take Me To The River”, “Chain of Fools”, “Try A Little Tenderness” and “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”.
October 29—HANDS OF A STRANGER (1962 / 95 minutes)
Based on the 1920 novel The Hands of Orlac by Maurice Renard, director Newt Arnold’s adaption follows the sinister events that transpire when a concert pianist loses his hands in an automobile accident but is given a new pair by a brilliant but insane surgeon. Features Sally Kellerman in an early role.
November 5—FEAR NO MORE (1961 / 80 minutes)
Bernard Wiesen directs Mala Powers, Jacques Bergerac and John Harding in a recently rediscovered film noir wherein a just-released psychiatric patient is accused of several murders.
November 12—THE POWER AND THE GLORY (1933 / 76 minutes)
Director William K. Howard helms an original screenplay by Preston Sturges. Spencer Tracy climbs his way to the top of a railroad only to recognize that he has lost his family in the process.
November 19—‘PIMPERNEL’ SMITH (1941 / 120 minutes)
Exciting World War II up-dating of The Scarlet Pimpernel from actor turned director Leslie Howard. Starring Allan Jeayes, Ernest Butcher, David Tomlinson and Howard.
November 26—THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT (1953 / 90 minutes)
An impressive picaresque of an old judge in late 19th Century Kentucky featuring Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell and Stepin Fetchit. Director John Ford named this adaption of Irvin S. Cobb short stories as his personal favorite of his body of work.
December 3—THE TRAIN (1964 / 133 minutes)
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield and Jeanne Moreau star in director John Frankenheimer’s nail-biting thriller set during the last days of World War II. A German General seeks to smuggle Impressionist paintings out of France, while the Resistance tirelessly works to recapture the priceless plunder without harming it.
WINTER / SPRING 2014
February 11—TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932 / 83 minutes)
Director Ernst Lubitsch’s delightful, spicy, and cynical pre-code comedy about a pair of con-artists (Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall) and their romantic/criminal triangle with heiress Kay Francis. Co-starring the ever wonderful Edward Everett Horton and C. Aubrey Smith.
February 18—THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (1974 / 104 minutes)
Four men hijack a New York City subway train and hold the city ransom in director Joseph Sargent’s superlative action thriller with a screenplay by Peter Stone. With Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo, Jerry Stiller, Kenneth McMillian and Doris Roberts.
February 25—The Secret Cinema presents SOUTH RIDING (1938 / 85 minutes)
Alexander Korda produced this popular adaptation of Winifred Holtby’s beloved 1936 novel. A country gentlemen unites with an idealistic school marm, and they become involved in local politics. Victor Saville directs Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn, Ann Todd and a young Glynis Johns in her first on-screen role. Projected on an Archival 16mm print by THE SECRET CINEMA (with surprise short subjects preceding the feature).
March 4—FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO (1943 / 96 minutes)
Erich von Stroheim, the “man you love to hate’”, is Erwin Rommel, and Franchot Tone is posing as a Nazi in a North Africa hotel seeking the Führer’s secret fuel supply in this tight thriller from director Billy Wilder and co-writer Charles Brackett. Co-stars Anne Baxter and Akim Tamiroff.
March 11—FOG OVER FRISCO (1934 / 70 minutes)
The great and vastly under-appreciated William Dieterle directs a crisp and beautifully photographed mystery-thriller featuring a young Bette Davis as the wayward sister of an heiress in danger. With Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Alan Hale and William Demarest.
March 18—MORGAN: A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT (1966 / 97 minutes)
The British class system crumbles amid a cacophony of Beatles’ music, LSD, and cannabis in this early “Swinging ‘60s” counter culture comedy. Featuring David Warner as the titular character and Vanessa Redgrave as his married and moneyed sparring partner. Directed by Karel Reisz.
March 25—THE FIANCES (1963 / 77 minutes)
A skilled factory worker’s passion for his intended undulates between melancholia and sentiment in this rich neo-realist comedy from Italy’s Ermanno Olmi. With Carlo Cabrini and Anna Canzi. In Italian with English Subtitles.
April 1—MURPHY’S WAR (1971 / 107 minutes)
Director Peter Yates illustrates the futility of war and vengeance in a fable about a wounded soldier played by Peter O’Toole seeking to scuttle the Germans at any cost (and no matter what) in the closing days of World War II. With Philippe Noiret and the magnificent Siân Phillips.
April 8—THE VERDICT (1982 / 129 minutes)
Director Sidney Lumet and playwright David Mamet bring Barry Reed’s novel to the screen. Paul Newman plays an alcoholic ambulance chaser who finds that—for once—his self-interest is also the ethical high road. The strong cast also co-stars Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea and Lindsay Crouse.
April 15—THE BURGLARS (1971 / 120 minutes)
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif and Dyan Cannon headline director Henri Verneuil’s influential caper movie based on a 1957 novel by David Goodis. In it, a cat and mouse game pits a live-wire jewel thief against a dedicated detective. In French with English Subtitles.
April 22—CABARET (1972 / 124 minutes)
Director Bob Fosse re-imagines the hit 1966 Broadway Harold Prince / Kander & Ebb musical about the goings-on in a decadent nightclub juxtaposed with the Nazi rise to power in 1931 Germany. Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Marisa Berenson and Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies. In addition to the title song, the movie features such classic songs as “Willkommen”, “Mein Herr”, “Maybe This Time” and “Money, Money”. Winner of eight Academy Awards and one of the great American films of all time. 2013-14 Season Finale!