Our Spring Season at the Spaghetti Warehouse begins on Monday, March 18, 2019
Enjoy your 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
3/18 THE PALEFACE (1948). In Technicolor. Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Cast: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian. Our season opens with this classic comedy-western about tough Calamity Jane (Russell) and an inept dentist (Hope) teaming up to capture rifle smugglers. The film that introduced the hit song “Buttons and Bows”.
3/25 GENTLEMAN JIM (1942). Director: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, William Frawley, Ward Bond. Entertaining biography of legendary boxer James J. Corbett, one of Flynn’s favorite roles. A lively story and excellent cast make this a great combination of action, romance and humor.
4/1 IF I HAD MY WAY (1940). Director: David Butler. Cast: Bing Crosby, Gloria Jean, Charles Winninger, El Brendel, Allyn Joslyn. Our special tribute to the late Gloria Jean (a longtime friend of the Syracuse Cinephile Society) is this heartwarming musical that contains such hit songs as “Meet the Sun Half-Way”, “I Haven’t Time to Be a Millionaire”, “April Played the Fiddle” and the title tune. We’re pleased to be presenting the complete and uncut “original release” version.
4/8 THE UNINVITED (1944). Director: Lewis Allen. Cast: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Gail Russell. An atmospheric and suspenseful blend of ghost story and romance as a brother and sister (Milland and Hussey) buy an old house and find themselves in the middle of a spooky mystery involving a young girl (Russell).
4/15 MIDNIGHT (1939). Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Francis Lederer, Hedda Hopper. An unemployed café performer (Colbert) masquerades as a wealthy countess to help save a marriage in this highly enjoyable comedy co-written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.
4/22 MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE PHANTOM OF CRESTWOOD (1932). Director: J. Walter Ruben. Cast: Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Anita Louise, H.B. Warner, Sam Hardy, Skeets Gallagher. An excellent murder mystery involving a scheming woman who gathers her various lovers together to blackmail them. This one will really keep you guessing!
THINK FAST, MR. MOTO (1937). Director: Norman Foster. Cast: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Sig Rumann, J. Carroll Naish. The first in 20th Century-Fox’s “Mr. Moto” series is a fast-moving adventure with detective Moto (Lorre) on the trail of diamond smugglers.
4/29 BLONDE VENUS (1932). Director: Josef von Sternberg. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Dickie Moore, Sidney Toler. Powerful Pre-Code drama starring Dietrich as a woman who must raise money for her husband’s (played by Marshall) life-saving medical treatment, and some of her choices lead to dire consequences. We will be screening the recent and impressive restoration of this Paramount classic.
5/6 WHO DONE IT? (1942). Director: Erle C. Kenton. Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, William Gargan, William Bendix, Mary Wickes, Patric Knowles, Louise Allbritton, Don Porter, Jerome Cowan, Walter Tetley. Abbott & Costello become involved in a real crime that happens during a radio mystery broadcast. A terrific combination of classic comedy and genuine mystery.
Plus two great comedy shorts: Laurel & Hardy in HOG WILD (1930) and the Three Stooges in AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE (1941).
5/13 RKO DOUBLE FEATURE
BEHIND THE HEADLINES (1937). Director: Richard Rosson. Cast: Lee Tracy, Diana Gibson, Paul Guilfoyle, Donald Meek. Rival radio and newspaper reporters (Tracy and Gibson) join forces to uncover a planned armored car robbery. Plenty of thrills and surprises in this snappy crime drama.
FIVE CAME BACK (1939). Director: John Farrow. Cast: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine, Allen Jenkins, Joseph Calleia, C. Aubrey Smith. A small passenger plane crashes in the dangerous Amazon jungle. Everyone survives the crash, but when the plane is repaired, it’s discovered that it can only carry SOME of the passengers back to civilization. Who must stay behind? An exciting adventure with a top-notch cast.
5/20 ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS (1948). In Technicolor. Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Doris Day, Jack Carson, Oscar Levant, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, S.Z. Sakall. Doris Day scores a big hit in her feature film debut as she gets into comedic situations on a cruise ship and introduces such hit songs as “Put ‘Em In a Box” and “It’s Magic”. Great fun!
5/27 NO SHOW (Memorial Day)
6/3 JESSE JAMES (1939). In Technicolor. Director: Henry King. Cast: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, Henry Hull, Brian Donlevy, John Carradine, Jane Darwell. 20th Century-Fox’s epic Western about the lives of famous outlaws Jesse and Frank James (Power and Fonda). A colorful production with plenty of action and excitement.
6/10 MA AND PA KETTLE (1949). Director: Charles Lamont. Cast: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall, Esther Dale. The first film in Universal’s popular comedy series finds the Kettle family (which includes 15 children) leaving their farm and moving to a fancy “house of the future” that Pa has won in a slogan contest…but their new life takes some getting used to.
Plus added comedy short: Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly in ONE-HORSE FARMERS (1934).
6/17 STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951). Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Marion Lorne. Hitchcock’s classic thriller about two men who meet on a train and arrange to swap planned murders to provide alibis. Filled with nail-biting suspense, and even more fun to watch with an audience!
6/24 BROADWAY MELODY OF 1936 (1935). Director: Roy Del Ruth. Cast: Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Jack Benny, Una Merkel, Buddy & Vilma Ebsen, Frances Langford, Sid Silvers, Nick Long, Jr., June Knight. Our season finale is this big MGM musical-comedy that contains great singing, dancing and hit songs like “Broadway Rhythm”, “You Are My Lucky Star”, “I’ve Got a Feelin’ You’re Foolin’” and others. A terrific show!
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