Our FALL 2017 Season
at the Spaghetti Warehouse
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
9/18 FOR ME AND MY GAL (1942) Director: Busby Berkeley. Cast: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Marta Eggerth, Ben Blue, Keenan Wynn. MGM’s classic WWI-era musical about vaudeville performers and the personal and professional challenges that they encounter. Plenty of singing, dancing and nostalgic tunes. Gene Kelly’s film debut.
9/25 THE MAYOR OF HELL (1933) Director: Archie Mayo. Cast: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Allen Jenkins, Dudley Digges, Frankie Darro, Allen “Farina” Hoskins. A tough political appointee (Cagney) discovers corruption and mistreatment at a boys’ reform school and sets out to make some changes. The kind of gritty, hard-hitting drama that Warner Brothers was famous for.
10/2 THE NAUGHTY NINETIES (1945) Director: Jean Yarbrough. Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson, Henry Travers, Lois Collier, Joe Sawyer. When crooked riverboat gamblers take over a respectable showboat, Bud and Lou step in to save the day. This one’s loaded with classic comedy routines, including “Who’s On First?”. PLUS two great comedy shorts: Laurel & Hardy in ANY OLD PORT (1932) and the Three Stooges (with Curly) in A PLUMBING WE WILL GO (1940)
10/9 UNION PACIFIC (1939) Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff, Anthony Quinn. The action-filled epic of building the first transcontinental railroad, with a top-notch cast and plenty of spectacular DeMille touches.
10/16 MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE SAINT STRIKES BACK (1939) Director: John Farrow. Cast: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Jerome Cowan, Barry Fitzgerald, Neil Hamilton. Sanders’ debut as suave sleuth Simon Templar, aka “The Saint”. A well-written mystery featuring an excellent cast of notable character actors.
THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T DIE (1942) Director: Herbert I. Leeds. Cast: Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Helene Reynolds, Henry Wilcoxon. Tough private eye Michael Shayne (Nolan) finds himself trying to solve a case in the home of an eccentric family. This lively entry is considered to be one of the best entries in 20th Century-Fox’s “Michael Shayne” series.
10/23 JOLSON SINGS AGAIN (1949) In TECHNICOLOR. Director: Henry Levin. Cast: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath. This fine sequel to THE JOLSON STORY continues the story of Al Jolson’s life and career, including his big show business comeback. Plenty of great Jolson songs, sung by Al himself on the soundtrack…..a real treat!
10/30 HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944) Director: Erle C. Kenton. Cast: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine, J. Carroll Naish, Elena Verdugo, Anne Gwynne, Lionel Atwill, George Zucco, Glenn Strange, Sig Rumann. Universal’s wild all-star monster rally has an evil scientist and his hunchback assistant encountering Dracula, Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s monster.
RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943) Director: Lew Landers. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Matt Willis. A WWII bombing in London brings a dead vampire (Lugosi) back to life and searching for new victims. An impressive horror entry from Columbia.
11/6 YOU CAN’T HAVE EVERYTHING (1937) Director Norman Taurog. Cast: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, the Ritz Brothers, Charles Winninger, Tony Martin, Louise Hovick (Gypsy Rose Lee), Arthur Treacher, Phyllis Brooks, Tip, Tap & Toe, Louis Prima and his Band. It’s “high art” vs. “show biz” when a serious playwright of “socially significant” dramas (Faye) meets an author/composer of snappy Broadway musicals (Ameche). Great fun in Fox’s musical-comedy hit.
11/13 THE IMMORTAL SERGEANT (1943) Director: John M. Stahl. Cast: Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Hara, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn, Reginald Gardiner. WWII drama of a shy, inexperienced corporal (Fonda) who is forced to take command of his troop after his sergeant (Mitchell) is killed in battle. An interesting mix of wartime military action and civilian flashbacks.
11/20 BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953) In TECHNICOLOR. Director: David Butler. Cast: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes, Billy Gray. This sequel to ON MOONLIGHT BAY finds a returning WWI soldier (MacRae) and his fiancée (Day) adjusting to post-war life. Entertaining musical with fun comedy and familiar song favorites.
11/27 1930s DOUBLE FEATURE
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT (1932) Director: Archie Mayo. Cast: George Raft, Mae West, Alison Skipworth, Constance Cummings, Roscoe Karns, Wynne Gibson, Louis Calhern. Pre-Code comedy-drama about a tough nightclub owner (Raft) who tries to impress a refined lady (Cummings). Mae West’s film debut, and watch her steal the film as a flame from Raft’s past.
LAWYER MAN (1932) Director: William Dieterle. Cast: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, Sheila Terry, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns. Another great Pre-Code comedy-drama, this one about a small-time lawyer (Powell) who joins a large law firm and becomes involved with crooked politicians. A terrific story and cast.
12/4 CALL OF THE WILD (1935) Director: William Wellman. Cast: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen, Katherine DeMille, Sidney Toler. An exciting adventure in the Yukon, and this recent restoration includes 15 minutes of footage that was deleted for a 1940s re-release and hasn’t been seen since its original 1935 release.
12/11 SCROOGE (aka A CHRISTMAS CAROL) (1951) Director: Brian Desmond-Hurst. Cast: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Hermione Baddeley. We end the season with this British production of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story, considered by many to be the finest version of the often-filmed tale. We present a recent restoration which offers superb image and sound….a very special treat for the holidays.
Programs begin at 7:30PM
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!
The Monday Night Series is Brought to you by Syracuse Cinephile
Located at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant
Programs begin at 7:30 PM