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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.

2015 OnMilwaukee Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Shepherd Express Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Wisconsin Gazette article on Claudette Colbert Tribute & Dale Kuntz

January - March, 2015

Films Nominated for Best Picture - But Didn't Win

As movie fans, we often wonder why one film won Best Picture while another exceptional film did not. Or why, a certain film wasn’t nominated at all. What a tough question – with no one to answer! Early on, from 1928 – 1931 only five films were nominated each year for Best Picture. From 1932 to 1943, this began to change. Some years eight films were nominated, some years ten or twelve! Consider that “Golden Year” of 1939 the list of nominated films that did not win includes classics like Gone With the Wind, Wuthering Heights, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Stagecoach, Dark Victory, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Wizard of Oz, Love Affair and Ninotchka. Talk about a tough choice! Studio politics often played a part in selecting the winning film. An Academy award winning film always brought a lot more money to the studio. If you worked for that studio, you winning could insure your job a little longer. MGM, the largest studio, was often accused of winning because they had the most members in the Academy. Whatever the reason, some great films were nominated – but did not win. Happily, we bring you some of the best “losers”!

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Top Hat
Wednesday, January 14
1935, 99min
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick

Lost Horizon
Wednesday, January 28
1937, 118min
Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Edward Everett Horton

Wuthering Heights
Wednesday, February 11
1939, 103 min, Color
Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Kings Row
Wednesday, February 25
1942, 147 min
Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Claude Rains

Random Harvest
Wednesday, March 11
1942, 126 min
Greer Garson, Ronald Colman, Susan Peters, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen

A Letter to Three Wives

Wednesday, March 25
1949, 103min
Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas










Wuthering Heights

Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier in
Wuthering Heights

On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, February 11