Friday through Sunday (Sept. 21-23)

The Little Foxes (1941)

A shrewd, ruthless woman will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Bette Davis gives one of the best performances of her career.

With Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Dan Duryea, Patricia Collinge.

Dir. by William Wyler. Written by Lillian Hellman, based on her play. Photogr. by Gregg Toland. Music by Meredith Willson. RKO. 116 mins.

Plays Friday through Sunday (September 21-23) at 7:30, plus 3:50 Sat/Sun.

Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

A paternalistic southern landowner favors a promising young sharecropper (Richard Barthelmess), while his southern belle daughter (Bette) sets out to seduce him. Growing conflicts between her father and the sharecroppers, however, eventually test his loyalty.

This social drama about life on a cotton plantation gave Bette her first truly memorable role, including her famous line: “I’d like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.”

With Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Jordan, Bette Davis, Hardie Albright, David Landau, Berton Churchill, Dorothy Peterson, Russell Simpson, Tully Marshall, Henry B. Walthall, Clarence Muse.

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Screenplay by Paul Green from the novel by Harry Harrison. Photographed by Barney McGill. Warner-First National. 79 minutes.

Plays Friday through Sunday (September 21-23) at 6:00 and 9:40.

 

Friday through Sunday (Sept. 28-30)

In This Our Life (1942)

A spoiled woman elopes with her sister's fiancee the day before the wedding. Married life is not to her liking, but her husband conveniently makes her a widow. She returns home and continues to wreak havoc in the lives of those around her.

With Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan, Charles Coburn, Frank Craven, Billie Burke, Hattie McDaniel, Lee Patrick.

Directed by John Huston. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Screenplay by Howard Koch, from the novel by Ellen Glasgow. Photographed by Ernest Haller. Music by Max Steiner. Warners. 97 minutes.

Plays Friday through Sunday (September 28-30) at 7:30, plus 4:15 Sat/Sun.

Satan Met a Lady (1936)

The second film version of The Maltese Falcon follows the same story with a few changes. Smooth-talking Warren William plays the detective, Bette is the femme fatale, and a priceless ram’s horn stands in for the falcon.

With Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, Marie Wilson, Winifred Shaw, Porter Hall, Olin Howland, Charles Wilson.

Directed by William Dieterle. Screenplay by Brown Holmes, based on The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Photographed by Arthur Edeson. Music by Bernhard Kaun. Warner Bros. 75 minutes

Plays Friday through Sunday (September 28-30) at 6:05 and 9:20.