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Movie Madness-August

“Monday Night at the Movies”

Sponsored by the Acadia Parish Library

Hosted by Dr. C Richard Bier

Movies begin at 6:00 p.m.

Poster - It Happened One Night_01

 July 28:  “It Happened One Night” (1934) 103 minutes B/W

In this movie directed by Frank Capra, a spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert) is running away from her family.  She is helped by a man (Clark Gable) who is actually a reporter looking for a story.


August 4:   “They Drive By Night” (1940) 95 minutes B/W

Two Brothers (George Raft and Humprey Bogart) struggles as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend’s murder.  This movie directed by Raoul Walsh, also starts Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino.


August 11:   “San Francisco” (1936) 115 minutes B/W

A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper (Clark Gable) and a Nob Hill impresario (Jack Holt) are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer (Jeanette MacDonald), both personally and professionally in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.  The film also stars Spencer Tracy as a Catholic priest, who is a childhood friend of Gable.

so proudly we hail

August 18:   “So Proudly We Hail” (1943) 126 minutes B/W

A group of nurses (Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, and Veronica Lake) returning from the war in the Philippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

roaring 20s

August 25:    “The Roaring 20′s” (1939) 106 minutes B/W

James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

For more information contact the Acadia Parish Library at 788-1880.