Library Programs: Jack Favorite presents...
First Mondays in the Moorestown Library Meeting Room at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by John Ford
U.S., 1971, 110 minutes
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. With John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart. A fascinating documentary about the legendary film director John Ford. Filled with first-hand accounts from Ford's collaborators and from contemporary filmmakers, revealing the influence of Ford's movies on their own. A profound personal vision of the man and his work.
Make way for tomorrow
U.S., 1937, 92 minutes
Directed by Leo McCarey. With Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, and Thomas Mitchell. This film is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
U.S., 1939, 114 minutes
Directed by Sam Wood. With Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid, and John Mills. James Hilton's best-selling novella of a shy schoolmaster's dedication to his profession was memorably adapted to the screen in this charming, enchanting version. Donat won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal.
The Ten Commandments
U.S., 1956, color, 220 minutes
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. With Charlton Heston, Ann Baxter, Yul Brynner, and Edward G. Robinson. Stately, mature screen version of the Book of Genesis as adapted by Christopher Fry. Vivid imagery and faithful storytelling highlight this biblical drama.DeMille's last Biblical epic follows Moses' life from birth and abandonment through manhood, slavery, and trials in leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. Vivid storytelling at its best.
** There will not be a movie in June due to the library's move into the new building. The movies originally scheduled will be shown in the spring of 2015.**
Yankee Doodle Dandy
U.S., 1942, technicolor, 126 minutes
Directed by Michael Curtiz. With James Cagney, Joan Leslie, and Walter Huston. Cagney wraps up this film in a neat little package all his own with a dynamic recreation of George M. Cohan's life and times; he deservedly won an Oscar for his performance. Exceptional entertainment!
U.S., 1940, 100 minutes
Directed by William Wyler. With Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Doris Davenport. Excellent tale of Judge Roy Bean's 'Law West of the Pecos' and how it affects the local farmers and ranchers.
England, 1975, color, 187 minutes
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Ryan O'Neal, Marissa Berenson, and Hardy Kruger. This inspired vision of another world, another time, is more than a mere filming of Thackeray's 19th century novel. It is a highly personal attempt at visualizing Lyndon's 18th century world on battlefields, boudoirs, casinos, and vast country estates, all recorded with some of the most articulate cinematography in screen history, a literate scripts, and a score from Handel, Bach, and Mozart.
Time after time
U.S., 1979, color, 112 minutes
Directed by Nicholas Meyer. With Malcolm MacDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner. Engaging premise of H.G. Wells pursuing Jack the Ripper from Victorian England to contemporary America in his time machine. This fanciful tale is bolstered by striking settings and strong performances.
Young Mr. Lincoln
U.S., 1939, 100 minutes
Directed by John Ford. With Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, and Ward Bond. Beautifully realized, atmospheric Americana about Abraham Lincoln facing years of struggle as a beginning lawyer in the 1800s.
O. Henry's Full House
U.S., 1952, 117 minutes
Directed by Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster, and Jean Negulesco. With Charles Laughton, Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, Jeanne Crain, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Oscar Levant, and Farley Granger. Five delightful, poignant, ironic O. Henry stories featuring separate casts and directors. Narrated by John Steinbeck.