Tuesday Night at the Movies

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. With 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 gentleman unites with an idealistic schoolmarm, 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 poses 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. With Anne Baxter and Akim Tamiroff.

March 11
Fog Over Frisco
1934 | 70 minutes

The great and vastly underappreciated William Dieterle directs this 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” counterculture comedy. David Warner stars as the titular character and Vanessa Redgrave is his married and moneyed sparring partner. Directed by Karel Reisz.

March 25
I Fidanzati (The Fiances)
1963 | 77 minutes

A skilled factory worker’s passion for his intended undulates between melancholia and sentiment in this rich, neorealist 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 this fable about a wounded soldier played by Peter O’Toole, who seeks to scuttle the Germans at any cost 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 writer 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
Le Casse (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. 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 reimagines 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 hits as “Willkommen,” “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time,” and “Money.” A winner of eight Academy Awards, this is one of the great American films of all time.

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Recurring: WEEKLY

TIME & PRICE
7:30pm Free.

WHERE
9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA
On every Tuesday from 02/11/2014 to 04/22/2014. .

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