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A Tribute To Great Screen Icons @ The Egyptian

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A Tribute To Great Screen Icons @ The Egyptian

Thursday, January 6 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

ALL ABOUT EVE, 1950, 20th Century Fox, 138 min.
Seemingly timid fan Eve (Anne Baxter) ingratiates herself into Broadway mega-star Bette Davis’ inner circle in this backstage, backstabbing masterpiece by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Eve wastes no time stealing Davis’ spotlight and man (Gary Merrill), but Davis takes nothing lying down. A superb supporting cast (George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter and Celeste Holm) brings New York's theater set to life. "Fasten your seatbelts...it’s going to be a bumpy night." [35mm]

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, 1942, Warner Bros., 112 min. Dir. William Keighley.
In this wonderful comedy Monty Woolley is an acid-tongued New York critic and radio commentator who breaks his leg after slipping on ice in front of an upper-class Ohio family’s home. Forced to remain immobile while he recuperates, he takes over the household during the holidays, bringing in his secretary (Bette Davis) who promptly falls for a local newspaperman (Richard Travis). When Woolley begins to realize he may lose his prized assistant, he calls in sexy actress friend Ann Sheridan to put the moves on the object of Davis’ affection. With some poisonously funny dialogue and a sterling supporting cast, including Billie Burke, Jimmy Durante, Reginald Gardiner and Mary Wickes. [35mm]



Friday, January 7 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

IN A LONELY PLACE, 1950, Sony Repertory, 94 min. Dir. Nicholas Ray.
A brilliant, moody drama of a screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) accused of murder, and the starlet (Gloria Grahame) afraid to trust him. On one level, a poisonous rejection of all things Hollywood; on another, a love triangle of almost demonic intensity between the director and his two stars. Although Dorothy B. Hughes’ original novel also possessed a desolate ending, Ray’s equally downbeat climax was quite different and undoubtedly did not find favor with the studio powers-that-be. Co-starring Frank Lovejoy. [35mm]

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, 1948, Warner Bros., 124 min. Dir. John Huston.
Based on the novel by famous recluse B. Traven, TREASURE stars Humphrey Bogart in one of his greatest performances as flea-bitten adventurer Fred C. Dobbs, who hooks up with fellow packrats Tim Holt and Walter Huston to search for gold in the mountains of Mexico. The film that launched a thousand imitations with the classic refrain, "We don’t need no badges." Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director (John Huston) and Supporting Actor (Walter Huston). [35mm]



Friday, January 14 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

REAR WINDOW, 1954, Universal, 112 min.
James Stewart is L.B. Jeffries, an ace photographer stuck in a wheelchair after breaking his leg. Despite receiving visits from his high-fashion sweetheart, Lisa (Grace Kelly), Jeffries is bored and soon resorts to spying on his tenement neighbors through a telephoto lens. Suddenly, he realizes he may be privy to the alarming disappearance of his neighbor’s ill wife. [35mm]

DIAL M FOR MURDER, 1954, Warner Bros., 105 min. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock.
Suave, cold-blooded Ray Milland plots to murder his beautiful wife (Grace Kelly) and leaves the key to their apartment outside for his hired killer (Anthony Dawson). When the killer has a bit of trouble - to put it mildly - with a pair of scissors, a new Pandora’s box of complications opens up. Unfortunately, scheming Milland may still be able to pull off his plan - that is, unless Kelly’s old flame, Robert Cummings and unflappable Scotland Yard inspector John Williams can determine what really happened that fateful night. Maestro Hitchcock masterfully adapts Frederick Knott’s hit stage-play to the big screen (it was originally presented in 3-D). [35mm]



Sunday, January 23 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: New Digitally Restored 35mm Print!

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, 1953, 20th Century Fox, 91 min. Dir. Howard Hawks.
Complementary bombshells Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe wreak havoc on the male libido in this classic Howard Hawks farce of two nightclub singers set loose onboard a Paris-bound luxury liner. Jane and Marilyn show their gift for flawless comic timing in every scene - and their musical duets together, including "Two Little Girls from Little Rock" and "Bye Bye Baby," are simply priceless. [35mm]

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, 1955, 20th Century Fox, 105 min.
In this classic comedy from director Billy Wilder, family man Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) finds his faithfulness tested when his wife and kids go on vacation - leaving him alone to consort with the voluptuous, beautiful woman next door (Marilyn Monroe). Features the now-iconic shot of Monroe getting her skirt blown upwards over a blustery sidewalk grate. [35mm]



 

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Classic Hollywood