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Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
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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.
April - May, 2013
Popular Novels Adapted to the Screeen
Since the early days of motion pictures, popular novels have been a source of many films. Popular works by authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Elinor Glyn were immediately adapted for the screen and were great successes. Glyn’s It not only became a huge success, it also added a new word and meaning to the American vocabulary. Of course not all novels were adapted faithfully. Some ended up on the screen with only the title and maybe the main character’s name intact! After the Hays Office came into existence in 1933, many plotlines had to be changed to meet their strict code. Some novels were reduced to using only a part of the book or rearranging characters and or plotlines. Sometimes whole plotlines were dropped. One rare exception is the classic Gone With The Wind. It was an extremely long book and the most popular ever printed. Everybody knew what they wanted to see in the film. Everything in the book is not on the screen, but everything on the screen is in the book. After 74 years it still remains the most popular and successful film of all time. Two of the most faithful novels ever adapted for the screen are Lassie Come Home and Rebecca. The Hays Office demanded a slight change to the ending of Rebecca. Whether you have read these novels or not, now is your chance to see them come alive on screen.
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Wednesday, April 10
Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Gladys Cooper
All This and Heaven Too
Wednesday, April 24
Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O’Neil
The Great Gatsby
Wednesday, May 8
Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Barry Sullivan, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, Shelly Winters
Wednesday, May 22
Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field, Claude Rains, Charles Colburn, Judith Anderson, Maria Ouspenskaya
The Razor's Edge
Wednesday, June 12
Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, Lucile Watson, Elsa Lanchester
Green Dolphin Street
Wednesday, June 26
Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Donna Reed, Richard Hart, Frank Morgan, Glady Cooper, Dame May Whitty, Edmund Gwenn
Alan Ladd plays The Great Gatsby
On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, May 8