Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Friendswood Library flicks: classic movie lovers unite

Friendswood Library flicks is an ongoing movie series held every other Thursday evening in the Friendswood Public Library Activity Room.  Films are shown on an 8 X 10 ft. screen.  Movies are free and begin at 6:20pm.  Refreshments provided.

June 4: The More the Merrier starring Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur, and Charles Coburn. Directed by George Stevens in 1943. This film is not rated and runs 104 minutes.

George Stevens' comedy is set in Washington, D.C. during World War II, where a shortage of housing forces career woman Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) to share a small apartment with an old codger (Charles Coburn) and an Air Force mechanic named Joe (Joel McCrea). Rotten Tomatoes

June 18: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Directed by Steven Spielberg in 1989.  This film is rated PG-13 and runs 127 minutes.

Take a good look at this movie. In fact, go back four or five times and take four or five good looks. In this imperfect world, you're not likely to see many manmade objects come this close to perfection. –Ralph Novak, People Magazine

As usual, the action is on an epic scale and delivered with breathless enthusiasm and much panache by director Steven Spielberg. –John Ferguson, Radio Time

July 2: I Confess starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1953. This film is Not Rated and runs 92 minutes.

Based on the turn-of-the-century play Our Two Consciences by Paul
Anthelme, this Alfred Hitchcock film is set in Quebec. Montgomery Clift plays a priest who hears the murder confession of church sexton O.E. Hasse. Bound by the laws of the Confessional, Clift is unable to turn Hasse over to the police. –Rotten Tomatoes Movie INFO

Clift's man-in-crisis performance is one of his finest. –Ken Mogg

One of the most astonishing-looking films in all of black-and-white cinematography. ---Walter Chaw

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