Our Fall Season at the Spaghetti Warehouse begins on Monday, September 17
Please join us for dinner before the show. It is suggested you arrive for dinner No Later than 6:15PM so you can complete your meal prior to show time at 7:30PM
Programs begin at 7:30 PM
9/17 WITHOUT LOVE (1945). Director: Harold S. Bucquet. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Carl Esmond, Patricia Morison. Our season opens with this sharp comedy about an introverted inventor (Tracy) and a lonely widow (Hepburn) who get married for convenience, even though neither one has any desire for romance.
9/24 THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN (1949). Director: George Waggner. Cast: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Oliver Hardy, Philip Dorn, Marie Windsor. Historical frontier adventure of land thieves and the efforts of Wayne and sidekick Hardy to stop them. A great combination of action, romance and comedy.
10/1 MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE
STRANGE CONFESSION (1945). Director: John Hoffman. Cast: Lon Chaney, Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Carroll Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Milburn Stone. This “Inner Sanctum” feature tells the story of a man (Chaney) and his mysterious bag with something horrible inside of it….and how it got there. One of the best (and rarest) entries in Universal’s “Inner Sanctum” series.
THE HOUSE OF FEAR (1945). Director: Roy William Neill. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Paul Cavanagh, Aubrey Mather. Sherlock Holmes (Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Bruce) investigate when members of a Scottish men’s club are murdered one by one.
10/8 A DAY AT THE RACES (1937). Director: Sam Wood. Cast: The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo and Chico), Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones, Maureen O’Sullivan, Douglas Dumbrille, Esther Muir, Sig Ruman. One of the Marx Brothers’ best MGM comedies finds them shuttling between a health sanitarium and a race track….and wreaking havoc at both places. Wild fun and great entertainment!
10/15 TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST (1946). Director: John Farrow. Cast: Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Howard da Silva, Barry Fitzgerald, Esther Fernandez, Albert Dekker. Lawyer, politician and writer Richard Henry Dana (Donlevy) goes undercover to expose mistreatment of crew members at sea. Excellent performances from the fine cast in this gripping drama.
10/22 CONEY ISLAND (1943). In Technicolor. Director: Walter Lang. Cast: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Phil Silvers, Charles Winninger. Fun and tuneful 20th Century-Fox musical set at the turn of the century. An ambitious promoter (Montgomery) turns a raucous saloon singer (Grable) into a polished and elegant performer. Wonderful singing and dancing by Betty in one of her most popular films of the 1940s.
10/29 HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE
MASTER MINDS (1949). Director: Jean Yarbrough. Cast: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Billy Benedict, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Gorcey, Alan Napier, Jane Adams, Glenn Strange. The Bowery Boys encounter a sinister scientist (Napier) who wants to switch the personality of Sach (Hall) with that of a huge and hairy creature (Strange). Plenty of spooky chills along with the laughs…One of the best “Bowery Boys” entries.
WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935). Director: Stuart Walker. Cast: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington. The first major film about werewolves is an atmospheric and well-acted horror classic from Universal. A botanist (Hull) on assignment in Tibet is bitten by a werewolf and brings the curse back home to London.
11/5 AIR FORCE (1943). Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Garfield, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Carey, George Tobias. In honor of Veterans Day we present this excellent WWII story of a bomber crew mid-air on a test flight to Hawaii when Pearl Harbor is suddenly attacked. A fine film, skillfully directed by Hawks.
11/12 THE FULLER BRUSH MAN (1948). Director: S. Sylvan Simon. Cast: Red Skelton, Janet Blair, Don McGuire, Hillary Brooke, Adele Jergens. Skelton’s hit comedy about a loser (Skelton) who gets a job as a door-to-door salesman and becomes involved in a murder. Slapstick laughs combined with a genuine mystery make this one of Red’s best features.
11/19 1930s WARNER BROS. DOUBLE FEATURE
TAXI (1932). Director: Roy Del Ruth. Cast: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Dorothy Burgess, Guy Kibbee, David Landau. Cagney plays a hot-headed cab driver in this snappy mix of crime drama, romance and light comedy.
NIGHT NURSE (1931). Director: William Wellman. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Charles Winninger. The hard-hitting drama of a nurse (Stanwyck) who finds herself in the middle of a corrupt scheme and potential murder.
11/26 STOWAWAY (1936). Director: William A. Seiter. Cast: Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Alice Faye, Helen Westley, Allan Lane, Eugene Pallette, Arthur Treacher. Entertaining musical adventure of an orphan (Temple) who mistakenly ends up on a luxury liner. The film that introduced the 1936 hit song, “Goodnight, My Love”.
12/3 LARCENY, INC. (1942). Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford, Jack Carson, Anthony Quinn, Edward Brophy. Robinson spoofs his gangster image in this lively comedy about three ex-cons (Robinson, Crawford and Brophy) who buy and operate a luggage store to gain access to the bank next door.
12/10 WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954). Director: Michael Curtiz. In Technicolor. Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes. Our season finale is this familiar holiday favorite that’s filled with wonderful Irving Berlin songs, and we’re proud to be screening a recent Technicolor restoration and remastering that looks and sounds magnificent.
Please join us for dinner before the show, now with Cheesecake Factory desserts! It is suggested you arrive for dinner no later than 6:15PM so you can complete your meal prior to show time at 7:30PM!
The Monday Night Series is Brought to you by Syracuse Cinephile
Located at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant
Programs begin at 7:30 PM