Alfred Hitchcock & Sam Peckinpah, Hayley Mills & Pola Negri: Packard Movies

Frenzy Alfred Hitchcock
A victim in Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 thriller Frenzy

What do Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Peckinpah, Hayley Mills, and Pola Negri have in common?

Well, all four film celebrities will have their work featured this week at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va.

Note: Hitchcock and Pola Negri have one less thing in common. Frenzy and The Moon-Spinners have been canceled. Instead, the Packard Campus will screen Hitchcock's 1941 suspense melodrama Suspicion, starring Cary Grant and Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, and Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), follows a bartender and his sex-worker girlfriend as they embark on a journey after a $1 million bounty on the head of the Alfred Garcia of the title. Roger Ebert calls Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia “a weird, horrifying film that somehow transcends its unlikely material.”

Hayley Mills, the (non-singing) Miley Cyrus of the '60s, stars in The Moon-Spinners (1964), in which Mills and Peter McEnery become enmeshed with jewel thieves, murder, and silent movie diva Pola Negri. This perfectly watchable romp was Negri's last film appearance.

Programs are preceded by an informative slide presentation about the film, with music selected by the Library's Recorded Sound Section. Some screenings will also include short subjects before the main feature. Titles are subject to change without notice.

All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public. For reservation information, call (540) 827-1079 extension 79994 or (202) 707-9994 during business hours, beginning one week before any given screening. For further information on the theater and film series, visit www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

Schedule and synopses from the Packard Campus press release:

Thursday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.

“Suspicion” (RKO, 1941)

Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.

“Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (United Artists, 1974, R-rated*)
An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo. This crime thriller was directed by Sam Peckinpah and stars Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young and Kris Kristofferson.
*No one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or an adult guardian.

Saturday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (Walt Disney Productions, 1937)

Photo: Universal Pictures

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2 Comments to Alfred Hitchcock & Sam Peckinpah, Hayley Mills & Pola Negri: Packard Movies

  1. Andre

    But she wasn't known as a singing sensation, was she?
    Anyhow, point well taken.

  2. MC

    Haley Mills non-singing?

    You've never seen The Parent Trap?
    She released an album
    http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Get-Together-Hayley-Mills/dp/B000001M0R