Wednesday and Thursday

Cape Fear (1962)

Robert Mitchum is terrifying as an ex-convict who stalks the family of the man (Gregory Peck) who sent him to prison.

With Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas, Barrie Chase.

Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Screenplay by James R. Webb, from the novel by John D. MacDonald. Photographed by Sam Leavitt. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Universal. 106 minutes.

Plays Wednesday and Thursday (May 23-24) at 7:30.

The Desperate Hours (1955)

In a role recalling The Petrified Forest, Bogart leads a trio of escaped convicts who hide out from the law in the home of respectable Fredric March and his family.

With Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer.

Directed by William Wyler. Written by Joseph Hayes, from his novel and play. Photographed by Lee Garmes. Music by Gail Kubik. Paramount. 112 minutes.

Plays Wednesday and Thursday (May 23-24) at 5:25 and 9:30.

 

Friday through Sunday

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Cary Grant plays a retired cat-burgler on the Riviera, who is suspected of a series of jewel thefts committed by a copy cat.

“Grace Kelly actually looks alive, and she’s sexier than she is in anything else.” Pauline Kael.

With Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys, Roland Lesaffre, René Blancard.

Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by David Dodge. Photographed by Robert Burks. Music by Lyn Murray. Paramount. 103 minutes.

Print courtesy of the Constellation- Center Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

Plays Friday through Sunday (May 25-27) at 7:30, plus weekend matinee at 3:30.

Rear Window (1954)

A reporter confined to his apartment with a broken leg passes time watching the neighbors from his rear window.

“Probably [Hitchcock’s] very best screenplay, in all respects: the construction, the unity of inspiration, the wealth of details.” François Truffaut.

“He’s a real Peeping Tom....What’s so horrible about that?” Alfred Hitchcock.

With James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn.

Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes, based on the story “It Had to Be Murder” by Cornell Woolrich. Photographed by Robert Burks. Music by Franz Waxman. Paramount. 112 minutes.

Plays Friday through Sunday (May 25-27) at 5:25 and 9:25.