Weekend Movies: Fall 2017 Series
Weekend Movies–NPL’s monthly classic cinema screenings–are back! Here’s a look at what’s coming up. All events are on Saturdays at 1:00 pm.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Humphrey Bogart is a Martinique charter boat skipper who gets mixed up with beautiful Lauren Bacall and underground French resistance operatives during WWII.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
The trouble with Harry is that he is dead. After Harry’s body is discovered in the woods, residents of his small New England town must determine not only how and why he was killed, but also what to do with the body. This quirky romp shows a decidedly different side of the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. And all the glorious Technicolor autumn foliage in the background is a bonus!
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Three chorus girls recruit a millionaire to keep their show going…but the actual plot is only incidental in this Depression-era sparkler. The real joy of this film is in its ambitious, kaleidoscopic, and sometimes surreal dance numbers choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
Greta Garbo takes on a rare humorous role as a stern Soviet agent. Sent to Paris on official business, she finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. Despite its light, satirical tone, Ninotchka is one of the first American films to represent the Stalin-led Soviet Union as cheerless and rigid.