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Monday Night at the Movies

“Monday Night at the Movies”

Sponsored by the Acadia Parish Library

Hosted by Dr. C. Richard Bier

ALL Movies begin at 6:00 pm

April 14th presents:

“Mr. Skeffington” (1944) 

145 minutes B/W Drama

Fanny Trellis (Bette Davis) enters a loveless marriage with an older man, Job Skeffington (Claude Rains).  Her motive involves a family secret.

April 21st presents:

“Buck Privates” (1941)

82 minutes B/W Comedy/Musical

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail.  To their dismay their drill instructor is none other than the cop (Nat Pendleton) who was set to run them off to jail.  The Andrews Sisters play themselves in this film.

April 28th presents:

“Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951)

93 minutes Science Fiction

In this thoughtful science fiction, an alien (Michael Rennie) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II.  His message of peace falls on deaf ears of the authorities.  While living among humans, he befriends a widow      (Patricia Neal) and her son (Billy Gray).

May 5th presents:

“Red River” (1948)

125 minutes Western

Tom Dunson (John Wayne) builds a cattle empire with his adopted son Matthew Garth (Montgomery Clift). Family troubles arise when they begin a massive cattle drive north from Texas to the Missouri railhead.

May 12th presents:

“Vertigo” (1958)

120 minutes Thriller

John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia (fear of heights). A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college day asks Scottie to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), who appears to be suffering from a mental illness.

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