“You must remember this.” “We’ll always have Paris.” “Round up the usual suspects.” “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
One of the most iconic films from the golden age of cinema will be returning to the big screen for its 75th anniversary.
Turner Classic Movies’ “Big Screen Classics” series: “Casablanca” (1942)
Turner Classic Movies, in association with Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events will be presenting the 75th anniversary revival screening of “Casablanca” (1942). The re-release will take place in select cinema venues from coast-to-coast on Sun., Nov. 12 and Wed., Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time).
The 75th anniversary re-release will also have pre-recorded opening introduction and closing conclusion segments by TCM on-air host Ben Mankiewicz.
Directed by Michael Curtiz, the players who appeared in “Casablanca” were Humphrey Bogart (as Rick Blaine), Ingrid Bergman (as Ilsa Lund), Paul Henreid (as Victor Lazlo), Claude Rains (as Louis Renault), Peter Lorre (as Ugarte), Dooley Wilson (as Sam), S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall (as Carl), Conrad Veidt (as Strasser), Sydney Greenstreet (as Ferrari), Madeleine Lebeau (as Yvonne), Joy Page (as Annina Brandel), John Qualen (as Berger) and Leonid Kinskey (as Sacha).
The producer of “Casablanca” was Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner (Warner Bros. studio head and co-founder) served as executive producer on the film.
1958 television syndication leaflet for Associated Artists Productions (A.A.P.),
advertising the 1942 film “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The film was one of many pre-1948 Warner Bros. sound features (including select cartoons and shorts) that was syndicated to local television stations by A.A.P. in the late 1950s. Notice the fine print in the ad: “limited to two showings only.”
A Happy (and safe) Fourth to all fellow classic/cult film fans from the management of “Silver Screen Reflections.”
The Weinberg Center for the Arts will be bringing back another vintage film series for silent film lovers during the venue’s 2016-17 performing arts season.
Back to the Tivoli: The Weinberg Center’s “Silent Film Series”
For fans of silent film in the Frederick area and beyond, the historic cinema house (formerly known as the Tivoli Theater) will be showcasing a series of vintage Hollywood silent films from the 1920s.
All silent films in the series will be accompanied by organist Michael Britt, who will play on the theater’s “mighty” 1926 Wurlitzer organ.
From horror to slapstick comedy and drama, there’s something for everyone during the Weinberg Center’s silent film showcase!
Special Halloween Day/Evening Screening: Mon., Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (1920), directed by John S. Robinson, featuring John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield and Brandon Hurst. A Halloween costume contest will be held before the 7 p.m. showing!
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.: “Our Hospitality” (1923), directed by Buster Keaton and John G. Blystone, featuring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge and Joe Keaton. This was one of the earliest groundbreaking comedies featuring the “great stone face.”