Saturday through Tuesday

Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

Sonja Henie, an Olympic ice skating champion, plays a war refugee who ends up at the famous Idaho resort with Glenn Miller’s band. Best of all is the famous ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ number, sung and danced by the Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge.

With Sonja Henie, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, John Payne, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, Joan Davis.

Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. Songs by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren. Twentieth Century-Fox. 86 minutes.

Plays Saturday through Tuesday (August 24-27) at 7:30, plus Sat/Sun matinee at 4:00.

Orchestra Wives (1942)

A naïve young woman marries a trumpet player and tries to adjust to life on the road as an orchestra wife.

This was Glenn Miller’s second and final film. Songs include: “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.”

Both films in our double bill feature dancing by the sensational Nicholas Brothers.

With George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller and His Band, Lynn Bari, Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Mary Beth Hughes, the Nicholas Brothers.

Directed by Archie Mayo. Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware, from an original story by James Prindle. Photogr. by Lucien Ballard. Twentieth Century-Fox. 97 mins.

Plays Saturday through Tuesday (August 24-27) at 5:40 and 9:10.

 

Wednesday through Friday

The Heiress (1949)

The shy daughter of a wealthy New York doctor is courted by a young man, whom her father suspects of fortune hunting.

Olivia de Havilland, won her second Oscar for her performance. Aaron Copland’s score won the Oscar (he had been nominated three times previously).

“Very likely the best film adaptation of Henry James.” Pauline Kael.

With Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins.

Directed and produced by William Wyler. Screenplay by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, from the novel by Henry James. Photographed by Leo Tover. Music by Aaron Copland. Paramount. 115 min.

Plays Wednesday through Friday (August 28-30) at 7:30.

The Dark Mirror (1946)

A woman is suspected of murder, but did she do it, or is the killer her identical twin sister? The film’s publicity luridly put it this way: “Twins! One who loves... and one who loves to kill!”

Restored by the UCLA Film Archive.

With Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Long, Charles Evans, Gary Owen, Lela Bliss.

Directed by Robert Siodmak. Produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. Photographed by Milton Krasner. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Universal. 85 minutes.

Plays Wednesday through Friday (August 28-30) at 5:55 and 9:35.