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RED RIVER, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, GONE WITH THE WIND: Packard Campus April 2011

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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Jane Withers, Jeanette MacDonald: Packard Campus April 2011

Packard Campus April 2011 Schedule

Friday, April 1 (7:30 p.m.)

DOUBLE HARNESS(RKO, 1933)

Directed by John Cromwell. With Ann Harding and William Powell.

Comedy, drama. Black & White, 69 min.

 

Saturday, April 2 (7:30 p.m.)

LEGEND (20th Century-Fox, 1985)

Directed by Ridley Scott. With Tom Cruise and Mia Sara.

Fantasy, adventure. Color, 114 min.

 

Thursday, April 7 (7:30 p.m.)

“B” COMEDY DOUBLE FEATURE:

LEAVE IT TO BLONDIE (Columbia, 1945)

Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Directed by Abby Berlin. With Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton. Comedy. Black & White, 75 min.

AFFAIRS OF GERALDINE (Republic, 1946)

When the wealthy Mrs. Cooper dies, she leaves instructions in her will for her two sons to find a suitable husband for their younger, tomboyish sister Geraldine. Directed by George Blair. With Jane Withers and Jimmy Lydon. Comedy. Black & White, 68 min.

 

Friday, April 8 (7:30 p.m.)

RED RIVER (United Artists, 1948)

A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive. Directed by Howard Hawks. With John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. Western adventure. Black & White, 133 min. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1990.

 

Saturday, April 9 (7:30 p.m.)

SILENT COMEDY SHORTS (1920s)

With Laurel & Hardy and Charlies Chase. Musical accompaniment by The Snark Ensemble.

 

Thursday, April 14 (7:30 p.m.)

THE MERRY WIDOW (MGM, 1934)

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. With Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. Musical comedy romance. Black & white, 133 min.

 

Friday, April 15 (7:30 p.m.)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Columbia Pictures, 1977)

A blue-collar worker’’s encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Dillon. Science fiction, drama. Color, 132 min. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2007.

 

Saturday, April 16 (2:00 p.m.)

GONE WITH THE WIND (MGM, 1939)

Historic epic based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel set in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Directed by Victor Fleming. With Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Drama, romance. Color, 222 min. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1989.

 

Thursday, April 21 (7:30 p.m.)

A PLACE IN THE SUN (Paramount Pictures, 1951)

An ambitious young man wins an heiress’s heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend’s pregnancy. Directed by George Stevens. With Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Drama, romance, Black & White, 122 min. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1991.

 

Friday, April 22 (7:30 p.m.)

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (MGM, 1940)

Feuding co-workers don’t realize they’re secret romantic pen pals. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. With James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Romance, drama, comedy. Black & White, 99 minutes. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1999.

Saturday, April 23 (2:00 p.m.)

BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (Paramount Pictures, 1980)

Based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles Shultz. Animated family comedy. Color, 75 min.

 

Thursday, April 28 (7:30 p.m.)

BEST OF THE CMA AWARDS SHOWS (ABC-TV, various years)

With Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn and more country music stars.

 

Friday, April 29 (7:30 p.m.)

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (20th Century-Fox, 1941)

A Welsh mining family faces the struggles of life together. Directed by John Ford. With Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara. Family drama. Black & White, 118 min. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1990.

 

Saturday, April 30 (7:30 p.m.)

ONLY TWO CAN PLAY (British Lion Pictures, 1962)

A small town librarian, bored with life and his henpecked wife, meets a beautiful woman and tries to strike up an affair. Directed by Sidney Gilliat. With Peter Sellers. Comedy, drama. Black & White, 106 min.

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