Suspicion (1941) + Gaslight (1944) [double feature]
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2014:
1941, USA, 99 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros. (originally RKO)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson & Joan Harrison
& Alma Reville
Based on a novel by Anthony Berkeley
Starring Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty
Thu/Fri: 7:30 pm; Sat: 3:00 & 7:30 pm
Academy Award winner: Best Actress, Joan Fontaine
"Alfred Hitchcock's trademarked cinematic development of suspenseful drama, through mental emotions of the story principals, is vividly displayed in Suspicion."
"Despite a silly cop-out ending (imposed by RKO), a gripping domestic thriller with Fontaine suitably nervy as the prim young woman who marries Grant, only to come increasingly to suspect that he intends to murder her."
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out
PLUS, on the same program:
1944, USA, 114 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros. (originally MGM)
Directed by George Cukor
Screenplay by John Van Druten & Walter Reisch
and John L. Balderston
Based on a play by Patrick Hamilton
Starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten,
Dame May Whitty, Angela Lansbury
Thu/Fri: 9:30 pm; Sat: 5:00 & 9:30 pm
Winner of 2 Academy Awards,
including Best Actress, Ingrid Bergman
"[W]ith three very talented stars (Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten) at the peak of their popularity, 1944's Gaslight is another wonderful, must-see addition to the Cukor filmography. It is a multi-leveled, ceaselessly entertaining film that stands the test of time. Based on Patrick Hamilton's play Angel Street, the script plumbs such ripe topics as manipulation, compulsion, madness and marital relations. Bergman deservedly won an Academy Award for her role as the 'insane' wife who trusts her husband, even if it means she may be going insane; she holds the story together with one of her most impressive performances."
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036