Our Spring Season at the Spaghetti Warehouse is HERE!
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 7:30PM
March 19 YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938). Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Spring Byington, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. The Oscar-winning (Best Picture and Best Director) film version of the famous Kaufman-Hart play about a wildly eccentric family. This is a recent restoration which utilized Capra’s personal 35mm film print.
March 26 TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY DOUBLE FEATURE
GILDERSLEEVE ON BROADWAY (1943). Director: Gordon Douglas. Cast: Harold Peary, Billie Burke, Richard LeGrande, Freddie Mercer, Ann Doran, Lillian Randolph, Walter Tetley. The Great Gildersleeve (Peary) attends a convention in New York and gets mixed up with a wealthy but scatterbrained widow (Burke). A fun comedy based on the popular radio show.
TARZAN’S NEW YORK ADVENTURE (1941). Director: Richard Thorpe. Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Charles Bickford, Chill Wills, Cheetah. When Boy is abducted from the jungle and brought to America as part of a circus attraction, it’s up to Tarzan, Jane and Cheetah to travel to NYC to rescue him. An unusual and highly entertaining entry in MGM’s “Tarzan” series.
April 2 NIAGARA (1953). In TECHNICOLOR. Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotton, Jean Peters, Casey Adams, Don Wilson. Tense thriller involving a married couple (Monroe and Cotton) vacationing at Niagara Falls. What the husband doesn’t realize is that his unfaithful wife is planning to murder him! A gripping story and wonderful location cinematography.
April 9 SADIE McKEE (1934). Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Gene Raymond, Edward Arnold, Esther Ralston, Leo G. Carroll. MGM’s dramatic story of a working girl (Crawford) and the three men in her life. Outstanding performances from the entire cast in one of Joan’s best 1930s films. Plus a special short subject: VIOLETS IN SPRING (1936). A mini-musical romance starring George Murphy and Virginia Grey.
April 16 WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURE
RHYTHM OF THE SADDLE (1938). Director: George Sherman. Cast: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnett, Peggy Moran, Pert Kelton. A rodeo star (Autry) suspects that some of the accidents that have been happening to his fellow performers aren’t so accidental. A fun mix of action, comedy and music.
LEATHER BURNERS (1943). Director: Joseph E. Henabery. William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Victor Jory, George Givot, George Reeves, Robert Mitchum. An excellent “Hopalong Cassidy” adventure, with Hoppy and California hot on the trail of rustlers who have an unusual hiding place for their stolen cattle.
April 23 TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT (1945). In TECHNICOLOR. Director: Victor Saville. Cast: Rita Hayworth, Janet Blair, Lee Bowman, Marc Platt, Florence Bates. Moving musical drama of a British theatrical troupe that never missed a performance during World War II, despite enemy bombings and other wartime tragedies. Wonderful musical numbers, including great dancing by Rita.
April 30 DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933). Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton. The classic film version of Noel Coward’s stage comedy. A free-thinking woman (Hopkins) can’t decide between two men (Cooper and March), so she suggests that all three of them live together in a platonic relationship. It seems like a good idea….for a while. One of the wildest comedies from the Pre-Code era.
May 7 ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES (1944). In TECHNICOLOR. Director: Arthur Lubin. Cast: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, Scotty Beckett, Kurt Katch. An orphaned prince (Hall) is raised by a band of good-hearted thieves. They later fight the evil ruler who killed the prince’s father. A colorful and exciting adventure in Universal’s popular “Arabian Nights” series. PLUS a special short subject: The beautiful restoration of the 1937 Technicolor cartoon “special”, POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA’S FORTY THIEVES.
May 14 POPPY (1936). Director: A. Edward Sutherland. Cast: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet, Lynne Overman. Paramount’s film version of Fields’ stage hit . A con man and his daughter (Fields and Hudson) try to keep one step ahead of the law in this funny and touching comedy. PLUS TWO classic Laurel & Hardy comedy shorts: THEM THAR HILLS (1934) and its sequel, TIT FOR TAT (1935).
May 21 MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER (1932). Director: George Archainbaud. Cast: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Robert Armstrong, Mae Clarke, Clarence Wilson, Edgar Kennedy. Schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers (Oliver) brings her students on a field trip and ends up helping the police solve a murder. The first entry in RKO’s lively “Hildegarde Withers” mystery series.
CHARLIE CHAN IN PARIS (1935). Director: Lewis Seiler. Cast: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Erik Rhodes, Keye Luke. Early and excellent Chan mystery with the sleuth battling forgers and murderers. Long considered a film that was lost in Fox’s massive 1937 vault fire, a print was eventually found in Europe, and our transfer is from that rare print.
May 28 NO SHOW (Memorial Day)
June 4 TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE (1950). In TECHNICOLOR. Director: Roy Roland. Cast: Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Louis Calhern, Debbie Reynolds, Carleton Carpenter, Ann Harding. Entertaining MGM musical of a family on their annual vacation to a Catskill resort. The eldest daughter (Powell) falls for an older hotel guest (Montalban), and her father (Calhern) doesn’t like it one bit. Plenty of comedy and nostalgic songs (“By the Light of the Silvery Moon”, “Row, Row, Row”, “Aba Daba Honeymoon” and others).
June 11 KISS OF DEATH (1947). Director: Henry Hathaway. Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Widmark, Brian Donlevy, Colleen Gray. Taut and gritty crime drama, with a crook (Mature) testifying against a psychopathic killer (Widmark in a chilling film debut). A Film Noir classic.
June 18 ROAD TO ZANZIBAR (1941). Director: Victor Schertzinger. Cast: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, A couple of carnival performers (Hope and Crosby) become involved with two crafty women (Lamour and Merkel) in searching for a lost African diamond mine. Second film in Paramount’s “Road” series has the characters and gags really coming together, and the resulting comedy is one wild ride!
June 25 THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS (1943). Director: David Butler. Cast: Eddie Cantor, Dinah Shore, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, S.Z. Sakall, Edward Everett Horton and numerous guest stars including Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Olivia DeHavilland, John Garfield and others. Our season finale is a big all-star musical-comedy that features Warner Brothers dramatic stars making cameo appearances and performing fun musical numbers. We’ll be presenting a new restoration that looks and sounds spectacular.
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!
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Located at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant
Programs begin at 7:30 PM