Classic Film Club - January and February

Comedies and Science Fiction films

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Classic Cinema Club-EalingEaling Town HallNew Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2BYLondon, England W5 2BY United Kingdom




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January 2014 Programme
  We present audience suggestions for a distinct variety of funny films. Some scenes are slapstick and have physical pratfalls; some are defined through the delivery of dialogue. Expert examples of set-pieces, timing and chemistry heighten humour veering from broad and bawdy to cerebral and contemplative. Featuring some famous faces, bodies and minds behind comedy greatness, this series should guarantee many laughs.

January 10th
Duck Soup (1933)
Directed by Leo McCary Starring the Marx Brothers!

January 17th
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica Starring Sophie Loren and Marcello Mastroianni

January 24th
His Girl Friday (1940)
Directed by Howard Hawks Starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant

January 31st
Playtime (1967) 
Directed by and starring Jacques Tati 

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  'Science Fiction'

February 2014 Programme

February 7th       
Forbidden Planet (1956) 
Director Fred M. Wilcox
Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Robby the Robot
February 14th 
The Man in the White Suit  (1951)      
Director Alexander Mackendrick
Starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker

This showing is part of the 2014 Ealing Music and Film Festival programme 

Sidney Stratton, a brilliant but eccentric chemist, designs a fabric that never gets dirty or worn out. With the textile industry at risk of becoming obsolete, both the workers’ trade union and the mill bosses seek to stop him and his invention. This satire from Ealing Studios keeps with the spirit of their comedies, featuring a small individual up against the status quo. From the director of ‘The Ladykillers’ and ‘Whisky Galore’.
February 21st     
Godzilla (1954)      
Director Ishirô Honda    
Starring Takashi Shimura
February 28th    
Seconds (1966)      
Director John Frankenheimer    
Starring Rock Hudson

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22nd January 2014