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Updated 10/9/2005
  Movies in the Park
 

These evenings are presented by Jim Kietzman and The Friends of
Clark Park. All films are shown with some shorts, and start at dark,
approximately 8:45 pm. Bring your own chair to the cement viewing
platform near 45th and Chester Ave. No rain dates.

2005 Schedule

Saturday, June 11th: "Sunrise" (1927), George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor
Directed by F.W. Murnau (Faust, Nosferatu)

From the Internet Movie Database: "An attractive woman from the city, on vacation, stays in a small farming community and dazzles a young married farmer. The wicked woman suggests that the man's deceptively dowdy-looking wife might "accidentally" drown. Can he, will he go through with it? The scene changes; in unexpected company, the man gets a kaleidoscopic taste of what the actual city is like. The dramatic climax comes in a fearsome storm and its aftermath..."

Saturday, July 9th: "The Fabulous Dorseys"

A 1947 musical starring bandleaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey as themselves. (Jazz fans will appreciate the appearance of bandleader Paul Whiteman as himself.)

Saturday, August 13th: "The Cat and the Canary"

A 1927 silent film starring Laura LaPlante as the possible heiress for a mysterious will.

2004 Schedule

Saturday, June 5th: "Don Q, Son of Zorro" (1925) Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Astor

From the Internet Movie Database: "Don Cesar de Vega, son of Zorro, is in Spain for his education. By way of education, he duels with Don Sebastian of the Queen's Guard (soon to be his rival for the hand of lovely Dolores de Muro), makes love, and befriends the visiting Archduke of Austria. But a quarrel ending in violence gives Don Sebastian the chance to dispose of his rival...by framing him for murder! Feigning suicide, Cesar escapes. Being a chip off the old block, a whip-wielding outlaw (this being his weapon rather than the sword) sets out to clear the name of Vega..."

Saturday, July 10th: "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death"(1943) Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

From the Internet Movie Database: "During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there."

Saturday, August 7th: "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925) Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin

From the Internet Movie Database: "At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal ? What's his secret ?"

 

         

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