MYSTERY MOVIES AT THE OREGON MENSA APRIL 2000 QUESTIONABLE RG
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Friday, April 21
3:00 PM Séance on a Wet Afternoon 1964 115 min
A crazed medium draws meek husband into phony kidnapping scheme that goes awry. Brilliant acting, direction, and script make for first-class entertainment. Directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Nanette Newman, Maria Kazan, Margaret Lacey.
5:00 PM The Ipcress File 1965 108 min
Michael Caine introduces Len Deighton's Harry Palmer to the screen. Caine's Palmer is an unemotional thief turned secret agent in a Cold War caper involving specialists kidnapped behind the Iron Curtain Directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Gordon Jackson, Sue Lloyd.
6:50 PM Farewell My Lovely 1975 97 min
Robert Mitchum brings to life Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in pre-World War II Los Angeles as he searches for gangster Moose Malloy's long-lost love. Directed by Dick Richards, starring Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Jack O'Halloran, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, Sylvester Stallone.
8:30 PM Apartment Zero 1989 124 min
Colin Firth plays Adrian LeDuc, an Argentinean who owns a failing movie theater and who decides to take in a roommate to pay the bills. Unfortunately, the roommate just might be a serial killer. Directed by Martin Donovan, starring Hart Bochner, Colin Firth.
10:40 PM The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 98 min
Cameo appearances by Douglas, Curtis, Lancaster, Mitchum, and Sinatra are pleasant diversions within an excellent mystery surrounding the arrival of a stranger to an English estate, and the puzzling series of murders that ensue. Directed by John Huston, starring George C. Scott, Clive Brook, Dana Wynter, Herbert Marshall, Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra.
12:20 AM The Last Wave 1977 106 min
Richard Chamberlain is a lawyer who is asked to defend an Australian aborigine accused of murder. As he investigates the case on behalf of his client, he finds himself drawn inexorably into a world far beyond anything he had imagined somewhere in Dreamtime. Directed by Peter Weir, starring Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nanjiwarra Amagula.
Saturday, April 22
2:10 AM Body Heat 1981 113 min
Kathleen Turner finds William Hurt who in turn finds her irresistible, in this classic tale of thinking with the wrong head.Hurt is an attorney who is just a step too slow for Turner's scheming socialite, but what a way to go. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, Mickey Rourke.
4:05 AM Blood Simple 1984 97 min
Dan Hedaya is a bar owner who hires a private eye to follow his wife to find out if she's cheating on him. The story goes downhill from there in this stylish, off-beat, blood-spattered, and twisted entry from the Coen brothers. Directed by Joel Coen, starring John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams, M. Emmet Walsh.
intermission between 5:45 AM and 9:00 AM
9:00 AM The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939 84 min
Faithful adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel finds Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce debuting in the roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In this story, Holmes and Watson must save Henry Baskerville from the family curse: a hound from hell. Directed by Sidney Lanfield starring Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie, Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Beryl Mercer, Mary Gordon, E.E. Clive, Ralph Forbes, Ivan Simpson.
10:30 AM The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 85 min
This is one of the rare sequels that surpasses the first, as Sherlock Holmes faces his archenemy and intellectual equal, Dr. Moriarity.Directed by Alfred L Werker, starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal, Terry Kilburn, George Zucco, E.E. Clive, Mary Gordon.
12:00 PM Charlie Chan at the Opera 1936 68 min
Charlie Chan is as wily as ever as he and his number-one son solve a mystery involving murders during an opera. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, starring Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry, Thomas Beck, Gregory Gaye, Nedda Harrigan, William Demarest.
1:15 PM He Walked by Night 1948 79 min
This documentary-style drama prefigured the "Dragnet" television series as killer Richard Basehart finds himself the subject of a methodical police search. Directed by Alfred L. Werker (and Anthony Mann), starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, Jack Webb.
Saturday, April 22
2:40 PM And Then There Were None 1945 98 min
In this adaptation of an Agatha Christie mystery, ten people are invited to a lonely island where they are murdered, one by one. Directed by Rene Clair, starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Mischa Auer, Richard Haydn.
4:20 PM Murder on the Orient Express 1974 127 min
Albert Finney is terrific as Agatha Christie's famed detective, Hercule Poirot, who must contend with murder and an all-star cast. Directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wndy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, Michael York, Colin Blakely, George Coulouris.
6:30 PM $ (dollars) 1972 119 min
Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn team up to pull a bank heist in a top-notch caper thriller. Directed by Richard Brooks, starring Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Frobe, Robert Webber, Scott Brady.
8:35 PM Vertigo 1958 128 min
Albert Finney is terrific as Agatha Christie's famed detective, Hercule Poirot, who must contend with murder and an all-star cast. Directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wndy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, Michael York, Colin Blakely, George Coulouris.
10:45 PM The Big Sleep 1946 114 min
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe is given a perfect rendition by Humphrey Bogart, who finds himself in deep with Laren Bacall and Martha Vickers. Superb direction by Howard Hawks and a tremendous script by William Faulkner, Jules Furthman and Leigh Brackett bring this classic film to the top rank of the mystery genre. Directed by Howard Hawks, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Louis Jean Heydt, Regis Toomey, Peggy Knudsen, Dorothy Malone, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook Jr.
Sunday, April 23
12:45 AM Out of the Past 1947 97 min
Former private eye Robert Mitchum finds he can't escape the clutches of gangster Kirk Douglas and his poisonous moll, Jane Greer.The dialogue is so great you will want to see it again just to hear them deliver Geoffrey Homes' script.If you want to know the definition of film noir, this is it.\ Directed by Jaques Tourneur, starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Richard Webb, Rhonda Fleming, Dicke Moore, Steve Brodie.
2:25 AM Chinatown 1974 131 min
Jack Nicholson is former-cop-turned-private-eye Jake Gittes, who discovers that it is not always wise to stick your nose into other people's business. This is simply a flawless entertainment, and it deserved much morethan just Robert Towne's Oscar for Best Screenplay. Directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Darrell Zwerling, Diane Ladd, Burt Young, Bruce Glover.