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Image of Cary Grant running from biplane with Mt. Rushmore in the background
"North By Northwest" (1959)

This Coming Thursday and Friday at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 22 and 23, 2024)

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Two very different but equally wonderful films this week–one a Hitchcock classic and one a wartime comedy.  Hope to see you there…

Color-tinted image from film of a very crowded bathroom
“George Washington Slept Here” (1942)

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22  @ 7:30 p.m.

George Washington Slept Here (Warner Bros, 1942)

A young couple (Ann Sheridan and Jack Benny) are forced out of their Manhattan apartment and into a less than favorable house in rural Pennsylvania.  The fact or rumor that the first President once slept in the house does little to improve the situation. Black and White, 93 minutes. Also a selected short subject.

Image of Cary Grant running from biplane with Mt. Rushmore in the background
“North By Northwest” (1959)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23  @ 7:30 p.m.

North By Northwest (MGM, 1959)

Alfred Hitchcock, need more be said? The master was on a roll, this film was made after Vertigo and before Psycho and just might be his best. Cary Grant stars in this story of political intrigue mixed with mistaken identity.  From crop duster to Mt. Rushmore, the film does not disappoint. Eva Marie Saint is beyond great, and James Mason is appropriately menacing. Color, 136 minutes. Add to the National Film Registry in 1995.

To learn more about this film, see this link.

 

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

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