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.
This film is a remake of Hitchcock’s 1934 British film, with the same title and story, and with the famous suspenseful scene in Albert Hall where a murder is planned to coincide with a cymbal crash during a concert.
Doris wrote in her autobiography that she met Hitchcock at a party where he told her, “I saw you in Storm Warning. Good, very good. I hope to use you in one of my pictures.” Six years later he cast her in The Man Who Knew Too Much, and she proved what a powerful dramatic actress she was.
With James Stewart, Doris Day, Bernard Miles, Brenda de Banzie, Daniel Gelin, Ralph Truman, Mogens Wieth, Alan Mowbray.
Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes, Angus Macphail, based on a story by Charles Bennett and D.B. Wyndham-Lewis. Photographed by Richard Mueller. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Paramount. 119 minutes.
Plays Friday through Sunday (April 19-21) at 7:30, plus additional 3:10 matinee on Sat/Sun.
Young at Heart (1954)
A music professor with three daughters welcomes a composer and his cynical friend into their household. The youngest daughter falls in love with the composer, but marries the friend after a misunderstanding.
This is a musical remake of Four Daughters, with Sinatra playing the John Garfield role.
With Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Elisabeth Fraser, Alan Hale, Jr.
Directed by Gordon Douglas. Produced by Henry Blanke. Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Lenore Coffee, based on Sister Act by Fannie Hurst. Photographed by Ted D. McCord. Songs by various. Warners. 117 minutes.
Plays Friday through Sunday (April 19-21) at 5:20 and 9:40.
Wednesday and Thursday
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
A jealous wife arranges for an out-of-work singer to impersonate her on a cruise to Rio in order to stay home and spy on her husband. Meanwhile, the husband hires a private investigator to follow his “wife.”
With Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S.Z. Sakall, Fortunion Bonanova.
Dir. by Michael Curtiz. Prod. by Michael Curtiz, Alex Gottlieb. Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, I.A.L. Diamond, from the story “Romance in High C” by Carlos A. Olivari and Sixto Pondal Rios. Photographed by Elwood Bredell. Music by Ray Heindorf, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Oscar Levant. Warners. 100 min.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (April 24-25) at 7:30.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Doris’ sweetheart returns from WWI, but wants to wait to get married. Meanwhile, her family has various (mis)adventures of their own.
Leon Ames, the father from Meet Me in St. Louis, is perfectly cast as another exasperated father.
With Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Billy Gray, Mary Wickes, Russell Arms.
Dir. by David Butler. Prod. by William Jacobs. Written by Robert O’Brien, Irving Elinson, suggested by Booth Tarkington’s Penrod stories. Photographed by Wilfred M. Cline. Warners. 102 min.
Plays Wednesday and Thursday (April 24-25) at 5:35 and 9:20.