Friday through Sunday
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
When a man accidentally hears a secret message, his son is kidnapped to ensure his silence.
With James Stewart, Doris Day, Bernard Miles, Brenda de Banzie.
Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes, Angus Macphail. Photogr. by Richard Mueller. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Paramount. 119 mins.
Plays Friday through Sunday (May 24-26) at 7:30, plus additional 3:15 matinee on Sat/Sun.
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.
With James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Frank Cady.
Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock. Music by Franz Waxman. Paramount. 112 mins.
Plays Friday through Sunday (May 24-26) at 5:25 and 9:40.
Wednesday and Thursday
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
A soldier accused of murder claims that the victim had assaulted his wife. Attorney Stewart reluctantly takes up the defense, in a suspenseful contest with prosecuting attorney George C. Scott.
Stewart’s father publicly scolded his son for making a “dirty picture” and placed an ad in his hometown newspaper advising people not to see it.
Duke Ellington provided the score.
With James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Eve Arden, Arthur O’Connell, George C. Scott, Kathryn Grant.
Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, from the novel by Robert Traver. Photographed by Sam Leavitt. Music by Duke Ellington. Columbia. 161 mins.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (May 22-23) at 7:30.