Our SPRING 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
3/20 ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939). Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, Thomas Mitchell, Sig Ruman, John Carroll. Classic drama-adventure of mail pilots stationed in South America and the women who come into their lives. We’ll be screening the impressive new restoration that presents this great production at its finest.
3/27 MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE WHISTLER (1944). Director: William Castle. Cast: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carroll Naish, Alan Dinehart. The first entry in Columbia’s “Whistler” series, based on the popular radio show of the same name. A despondent man (Dix) decides to end it all by hiring a hit man to kill him….but has to desperately try to cancel the contract when he changes his mind.
MR. MOTO’S LAST WARNING (1939). Director: Norman Foster. Cast: Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, George Sanders, John Carradine, Virginia Field, Robert Coote. An outstanding supporting cast joins Peter Lorre in this exciting story of foreign enemy agents who are being tracked down by wily detective Moto before they cause major destruction. An excellent entry in 20th Century-Fox’s “Mr. Moto” series, and our version is the studio’s beautiful restoration.
4/3 HARVEY (1950). Director: Henry Koster. Cast: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Cecil Kellaway, Jesse White, Wallace Ford. Wonderful film version of the hit Broadway comedy, with Stewart’s fine portrayal of Elwood P. Dowd, an unconventional man whose best friend is a giant invisible rabbit named Harvey. A film with plenty of heart and laughs.
4/10 CAN’T HELP SINGING (1944). In TECHNICOLOR. Director: Frank Ryan. Cast: Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, David Bruce, Ray Collins, Akim Tamiroff, Leonid Kinskey, Thomas Gomez. Deanna’s only Technicolor film is a fun musical set in the days of the California Gold Rush, featuring stunning cinematography and a tuneful score by Jerome Kern and E.Y. Harburg.
4/17 PRE-CODE DOUBLE FEATURE
BIG CITY BLUES (1932). Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Eric Linden, Joan Blondell, Walter Catlett, Jobyna Howland, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Lyle Talbot and (in his first Warner Bros. film) Humphrey Bogart. A young man (Linden) leaves his small town and heads to New York City for fame and fortune….and finds more trouble than he bargained for.
EMPLOYEES’ ENTRANCE (1933). Director: Roy Del Ruth. Cast: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford, Alice White, Allen Jenkins. Excellent drama-comedy of a large department store and its ruthless, lecherous manager (William).
4/24 TOP HAT (1935). Director: Mark Sandrich. Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Erik Rhodes. The classic musical-comedy of mistaken identity, with a superb score by Irving Berlin, including “Cheek to Cheek” and the title song. Fred and Ginger at their dancing best!
5/1 BROKEN LULLABY (1932). Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Phillips Holmes, Nancy Carroll, Emma Dunn, ZaSu Pitts. Powerful and moving drama about a French soldier (Holmes) who kills a German soldier during a WWI battle. After the war he feels overwhelming guilt and travels to Germany to look up the dead soldier’s family. He meets them, but tells them that he’s a friend of their late son instead of the man who took their son’s life. Great performances from an excellent cast.
5/8 ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930). Director: Victor Heerman. Cast: The Four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo), Margaret Dumont, Lillian Roth. This is the comedy classic’s new restoration that has been in the news and presented in major U.S. cities over the past year, and we’re proud to be giving this restored version its Syracuse premiere. “Animal Crackers” and the Marxes haven’t looked and sounded this good in decades, and it’s one of their most popular films.
5/15 WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURE
MASKED RAIDERS (1949). Director: Lesley Selander. Cast: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Marjorie Lord, Tom Tyler, Clayton Moore. Texas Rangers Tim Holt and Chito Rafferty (Martin) are sent to stop a series of robberies by a gang of masked bandits, led by the mysterious Diablo Kid. A fun, action-packed adventure from RKO’s popular Holt series.
FRONTIER MARSHAL (1939). Director: Allan Dwan. Cast: Randolph Scott, Cesar Romero, Nancy Kelly, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Jr., Eddie Foy, Jr., Ward Bond. An early version of the famous “Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday” story, with a great cast and excellent production values. A high-quality western from 20th Century-Fox.
5/22 BIRTH OF THE BLUES (1941). Director: Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Brian Donlevy, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Jack Teagarden. The highly entertaining story of a musician (Crosby) organizing a jazz band in New Orleans. Plenty of great music, including “St. Louis Blues” and “St. James Infirmary”….a real treat.
05/29 NO SHOW (Memorial Day)
06/05 SABOTEUR (1942). Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd, Otto Kruger. Hitchcock’s WWII-era classic about a munitions worker (Cummings) who is wrongly accused of sabotaging his factory and is forced to flee while he tries to clear his name. A suspenseful drama filled with interesting and unusual characters.
06/12 BATHING BEAUTY (1944). In TECHNICOLOR. Director: George Sidney. Cast: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Bill Goodwin, Ethel Smith, Jean Porter, Carlos Ramirez, Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra, Harry James and his Orchestra. We end our season with this fun and colorful musical-comedy from MGM. A songwriter (Skelton) enrolls in college to be near his estranged wife, a beautiful swimming instructor at the school (Williams). This one’s loaded with great music and comedy in the fine MGM tradition.
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