Wednesday and Thurday
The highs and lows of a jazz musician, with Bacall as his selfish socialite wife and Doris Day the band singer who really loves him.
Harry James performs Kirk Douglas’ trumpet solos.
With Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Juano Hernandez, Jerome Cowan, Mary Beth Hughes.
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Produced by Jerry Wald. Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Edmund H. North. Music by various; musical advisor Harry James. Warners. 112 minutes.
Wednesday and Thursday (October 22-23) at 7:30.
A retiring business owner invites his top three executives and their wives to New York so he can choose his successor. He believes that the “woman behind the man” can be a potential asset to his company, so the wives find themselves being scrutinized as well.
With Clifton Webb, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, Arlene Dahl, Cornel Wilde, Elliott Reid.
Directed by Jean Negulesco. Produced by Charles Brackett. Written by Claude Binyon, Mary Loos. Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Twentieth Century-Fox. 94 minutes.
Wednesday and Thursday (October 22-23) at 5:45 and 9:50.
Friday through Sunday
In this film noir masterpiece, detective Philip Marlowe (Bogart) is hired to discover why a woman is being blackmailed.
Few people (then or now) can explain the intricate plot, but nobody doubts that The Big Sleep is one of the greatest detective films ever made.
With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Directed by Howard Hawks. Written by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman, from the novel by Raymond Chandler. Photographed by Sid Hickox. Music by Max Steiner. Warner Bros. 114 minutes.
Friday through Sunday (October 24-26) at 7:30, plus 3:10 matinee on Sat/Sun.
A man wrongly convicted of killing his wife escapes from San Quentin and is befriended by a mysterious woman.
The first part of the story is shot entirely from Bogart’s point of view, and the audience doesn’t see his face until halfway through the picture.
With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D’Andrea, Clifton Young, Douglas Kennedy, Rory Mallinson, Houseley Stevenson.
Written and directed by Delmer Daves. Photographed by Sid Hickox. Music by Franz Waxman. Warner Bros. 106 minutes.
Friday through Sunday (October 24-26) at 5:30 and 9:50.