New ‘Monday Night at the Movies’ line-up
CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Public Library has announced its latest “Monday Night at the Movies” lineup, and this spring will something for everyone on the screen.
All of the movies will start at 6 p.m. at the library’s Crowley Headquarters, 1125 N. Parkerson Ave., and will be hosted by Dr. C. Richard Bier.
April 14 - “Mr. Skeffington” (1944), 145 minutes, b/w, drama. Fanny Trellis (Bette Davis) enters a loveless marriage with an older man, Job Skeffington (Claide Rains). Her motive for marrying him involves a family secret.
April 21 - “Buck Privates” (1941), 82 minutes, b/w, comedy/musical. Bud Abbot and Lou Costello enlist in the Army in order to escape being hauled off to jail. To their dismay their drill instructor is none other that the cop (Nat Pendleton) who was sent to run them off to jail. The Andrews Sisters play themselves in this film.
April 28 - “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), 93 minutes, science fiction. In this thoughtful science fiction picture, an alien (Michael Rennie) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold-War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. His message of peace falls on the deaf ears of the authorities. While living among humans, he befriends a widow (Patricia Neal) and her son (Billy Gray).
May 5 - “Red River” (1948), 125 minutes, western. Tom Dunson (John Wayne) builds a cattle empire with his adopted son Matthew Garth (Montgomery Clift). Family troubles arise when they begin a massive cattle drive north from Texas to the Missouri railhead.
May 12 - “Vertigo” (1958), 120 minutes, thriller. John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia (fear of heights). A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college days asks Scottie to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), who appears to be suffering from a mental illness.
Admission is free. For more information call 788-1880.