Saturday and Sunday

Random Harvest (1942)

One of Hollywood’s great romances, about a WW I soldier who suffers from amnesia.

This film (like Lost Horizon) is based on a James Hilton novel that seems to have been written with Ronald Colman in mind.

With Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Susan Peters, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Margaret Wycherly, Bramwell Fletcher.

Dir. Mervyn Le Roy. Music by Herbert Stothart. MGM. 126 min.

Saturday and Sunday (August 30-31) at 3:15 and 7:30.

Only Yesterday (1933)

A man who has lost everything in the stock market contemplates taking his life, when he receives a letter from an unknown woman.

This was Margaret Sullavan’s first film, and it is one of her best. If you love her as Clara in The Shop Around the Corner (of course you do) then please see this. There is also a wonderful (out of character) performance by Billie Burke.

The film is based on the same Stefan Zweig novel as the famous 1948 movie Letter From an Unknown Woman.

With Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke, Benita Hume, Reginald Denny, George Meeker, Jimmie Butler, Jane Darwell.

Dir. John M. Stahl. Universal. 105 min.

Saturday and Sunday (August 30-31) at 5:35 and 9:50.

Monday and Tuesday

Strike Up the Band (1940)

In this typical Mickey and Judy vehicle, Mickey plays a high school band leader and drummer, and Judy is his singing girlfriend.

With Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, June Preisser, William Tracy, Larry Nunn. Directed by Busby Berkeley. MGM. 120 min.

Monday and Tuesday (September 1-2) at 7:30.

His Butler's Sister (1943)

To get the attention of a famous Broadway composer, an aspiring singer masquerades as a maid at his home, where her brother works as a butler.

With Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O’Brien, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Walter Catlett, Elsa Janssen, Evelyn Ankers, Frank Jenks, Sig Arno, Hans Conried. Directed by Frank Borzage. Univ. 87 min.

Monday and Tuesday (September 1-2) at 5:50 and 9:40.