Monday Night Series



See you April 7th!


If you would like to enjoy dinner before the show,
we suggest that you arrive at the Spaghetti Warehouse no later than 6:15 PM.

                     Cinephile Monday Night Series  -  Spring 2014 Season


 4/7      MY FAVORITE SPY (1951).  Director: Norman Z. McLeod  Cast:  Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan, Mike Mazurki, John Archer.  The U.S. government asks a burlesque comic (Hope)  to impersonate his exact double…..a dangerous foreign spy.  Things become complicated when he becomes involved with another spy, played by beautiful Hedy Lamarr.  A lively mix of comedy and international intrigue.

 4/14    MARKED WOMAN (1937).  Director:  Lloyd Bacon.  Cast:  Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabell Jewell, Eduardo Ciannelli, Allen Jenkins, Mayo Methot.  Tough drama of a nightclub “hostess” (Davis) who is urged by the D.A. (Bogart) to testify against her gangster boss (Ciannelli).  Based on real-life events, and the film that began Bette’s string of higher-quality films at Warner Bros.

 4/21    FLYING DOWN TO RIO  (1933).  Director:  Thornton Freeland.  Cast:  Dolores Del Rio, Gene Raymond, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Raul Roulien..  RKO’s  legendary musical that introduced moviegoers to the team of Astaire & Rogers (who are supporting players to stars Del Rio and Raymond).  The excellent score includes “The Carioca”, “Orchids In the Moonlight”, “Music Makes Me” and the title tune.  A funny, romantic and tuneful Pre-Code classic!

 4/28    THE THIEF OF BAGDAD  (1940).  In Glorious TECHNICOLOR!  Directors: Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan, Michael Powell.  Cast:  Sabu, Conrad Veidt, Rex Ingram, John Justin, June Duprez.  Alexander Korda’s magnificent, beautifully photographed Arabian Knights adventure that’s a wild roller-coaster ride of exciting fun.  An Oscar-winning masterpiece that is not to be missed.

 5/5   THE GIRL FROM MEXICO  (1939).  Director: Leslie Goodwins.  Cast:  Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Donald Woods, Linda Hayes, Elisabeth Risdon, Donald McBride.  The hit comedy that started RKO’s popular “Mexican Spitfire” series.  An American advertising executive (Woods) travels to Mexico and meets beautiful, hot-headed singer Carmelita Fuentes (Velez).  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us and enjoy our great Mexican-themed program, including Buster Keaton’s 1939 short, THE PEST FROM THE WEST.   


 NIGHT OF TERROR (1933). Director: Ben Stollof.  Cast:  Bela Lugosi, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Tully Marshall, George Meeker.  Lugosi plays a mysterious turbaned servant in this tale of a homicidal madman on the loose, complete with an old dark mansion, a family séance, suspicious characters and other creepy elements.

 THE WALKING DEAD  (1936). Director: Michael Curtiz.  Cast:  Boris Karloff, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill, Ricardo Cortez, Barton MacLane, Warren Hull.  An ex-convict (Karloff) is framed and executed for a murder that he did not commit.  When a professor (Gwenn) brings him back to life, the revived man seeks out the people who framed him.  A well-done blend of gangster and horror genres.

  5/19    GOIN’ TO TOWN  (1935).  Director: Alexander Hall.  Cast:  Mae West, Paul Cavanagh, Gilbert Emery, Ivan Lebedeff, Marjorie Gateson, Tito Coral.  Mae’s in top form as a dance-hall girl who strikes it rich and tries to become a member of high society’s social set.  The screenplay is by Miss West, and it’s loaded with her signature one-liners! 

 5/26    NO SHOW - Memorial Day

 6/2      BLUE, WHITE AND PERFECT  (1942).  Director:  Herbert I. Leeds.  Cast:  Lloyd Nolan, Mary Beth Hughes, George Reeves, Helene Reynolds.  Another of 20th Century-Fox’s popular “Michael Shayne” mysteries.  Shayne (Nolan)  is on the trail of enemy agents who are trying to smuggle industrial diamonds out of the country.  One of the best entries in the series, and a fine performance by a Pre-“Superman” George Reeves. 
 PLUS: Special short subject:  AND A VOICE SHALL BE HEARD (1951).  A special “March of Time” short on Civil Defense, shot in Syracuse, NY….See what Syracuse looked like in 1951!
 6/9    RED DUST  (1932).  Director: Victor Fleming.  Cast:  Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor, Gene Raymond, Tully Marshall, Willie Fung.   MGM’s classic of a rubber plantation worker in Indochina (Gable) and the two women who pursue him (Harlow and Astor).  An excellent Pre-Code mix of drama, comedy, romance and adventure, performed by a top-notch cast.
 6/16    ARTISTS AND MODELS ABROAD  (1938).  Director:  Mitchell Leisen.  Cast:  Jack Benny, Joan Bennett, Mary Boland, Charley Grapewin, Joyce Compton, the Yacht Club Boys, Monty Woolley, Fritz Feld.  Jack and his theatrical troupe are broke and stranded in Paris, where they encounter angry hotel owners, a wealthy and beautiful heiress (Bennett) and a stolen diamond necklace.  Screenplay by the legendary writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse (“Life With Father”, “Anything Goes”, “Call Me Madam”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “The Sound of Music”).  A fun and entertaining season finale!
  The Monday Night Series is Brought to you by Syracuse Cinephile

Located at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant  

 Programs begin at 7:30 PM



Please join us for dinner before the show

 We suggest you arrive for dinner no later than 6:15PM

so you can complete your meal before the show starts

Showtime - 7:30 PM

Members - $3.00

Non-Members - $3.50

Annual Membership - $5.00