Laura (1944)

A beautiful girl is murdered, or so it seems.

Laura is one of the most hauntingly unforgettable films ever made, with David Raksin’s famous musical score, and with the outstanding performance by Clifton Webb as the acerbic columnist Waldo Lydecker (“In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.”)

With Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Dana Andrews, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, Dorothy Adams, James Flavin.

Directed and produced by Otto Preminger. Written by Joy Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt, from the novel by Vera Caspary. Photographed by Joseph LaShelle. Music by David Raksin. Twentieth Century Fox. 89 minutes.

Thursday through Sunday (February 11-14) at 7:30 (plus weekend matinee at 3:45).

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The society marriage of Tracy Samantha Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven ended in divorce. Tracy is about to marry "man of the people" George Kittridge, when Spy Magazine sends a couple of reporters to cover the wedding.

Philip Barry wrote the play especially for Hepburn and after its successful Broadway engagement, she selected the cast and director and made one of the true masterworks of the cinema.

With Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, John Howard, Henry Daniell.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Written by Donald Ogden Stewart, from the play by Philip Barry. Photographed by Joseph Ruttenberg. Music by Franz Waxman. MGM. 112

Thursday through Sunday (February 11-14) at 5:25 and 9:10.