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Doors open @ 6:30
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: 
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MOVIE TIME

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.

2015 OnMilwaukee Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Shepherd Express Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Wisconsin Gazette article on Claudette Colbert Tribute & Dale Kuntz

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Summer 2017


Leading Ladies

During the 1930’s and 40’s, female stars reigned supreme on the motion picture screen and at the box-office! Granted there were some male stars (Gable, Power, Flynn) who were just as popular. But, the movies were a Garbo, Davis, Stanwyck, Shearer, Dunne or Harlow film! Even the famous “Thin Man” movies were a Myrna Loy-William Powell film (and let’s not forget, “Asta” had to take 3rd billing). In the 1940’s, Greer Garson was the number one female star. Though Walter Pidgeon was her leading man, he had to take second billing. MGM even killed him off in 3 of their co-starring films. People came to see Garson! Some important male stars (George Brent, Melvyn Douglas, Franchot Tone etc.) were never the star of the film. They were there to support stars like Crawford, Alice Faye, Betty Grable of Deanna Durbin film! In the late 50’s and 60’s, studios gave up their “star system”. Independents took over and male/action stars became the norm. In 1969 came “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and the “buddy movie” came into existence. BUT… looking back it is the leading ladies we remember. They made us love, laugh, cry and even think and some were despicable – yet we loved them.


Ball of Fire
Wednesday, June 14th
1941 / 111 mins
Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews, S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall

Sentimental Journey
Wednesday, June 21st
1946 / 94 mins
Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, William Bendix, and Connie Marshall

Notorious
Wednesday, July 5th
1947 / 97 mins
Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

The Farmer's Daughter
Wednesday, July 19th
1947 / 97 mins
Loretta Young, Joseph Cotton, Charles Bickford, Ethel Barrymore, Harry Davenport

Song of the Thin Man
Wednesday, August 2nd
1947 / 86 mins
Myrna Loy, William Powell, Dean Stockwell, Kennan Wynn, Gloria Grahame and “Asta”

Scandal at the Scourie
Wednesday, August 16th
1953 / 90 mins
Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead and Donna Corcoran

 

 


 

 

thin man

from Song of the Thin Man