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Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's.  Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen.  Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

2012 Shepherd Express Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Wisconsin Gazette article on Claudette Colbert Tribute & Dale Kuntz

July - September, 2014

Originals and Remakes

There were a variety of reasons studios made and then remade the same stories into films. During the early silent, many films were based on the works of Charles Dickens, Shakespeare or other stories and novels in the public domain. The studios did not have to pay rights or royalties as a result. There were seven silent versions of Romeo and Juliet and six versions of A Christmas Carol. As the studios rose in power with contracted stars, they began to copyright all of their properties and titles.Ā  With the advent of talkies, the studios rushed to remake many of their silent with the new technology, especially the musicals. Believe it or not, there were silent versions of Rose Marie, The Student Prince, and the Merry Widow among others. Every time they remade a film they would cast their stars to maximize their talents according to the film being made. Another wave of remakes occurred with the advent of Technicolor and Wide Screen technology. Spectacles were brought to a new dimension as evidenced by the 1959 remade of Ben Hur. Sometimes though, studios remade films simply because they owned the property. 20th Century Fox made seven versions of a story where three girls rent an expensive apartment just to catch a rich husband. All were made under different titles!

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Magnificent Obession
Wednesday, July 9
1935, 101min
Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Betty Furness, Arthur Treacher

Magnificent Obession
Wednesday, July 23
1954, 108 min, Color
Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Otto Kruger

The Merry Widow
Wednesday, August 6
1934, 99 min
Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel

The Merry Widow
Wednesday, August 20
1952, 105 min, Color
Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn

The Rains Came

Wednesday, September 3
1939, 104min
Tyrone Power, Myrna Loy, George Brent, Brenda Joyce, Nigel Bruce, Maria Ouspenskaya, Jane Darwell

The Rains of Ranchipur

Wednesday, September 17
1955, 104min, Color
Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Michael Rennie, Eugenie Leontovich










The Merry Widow

Edward Everett Horton
The Merry Widow

On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, August 6