Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Free Double Feature: Arsenic & Old Lace plus Double indemnity


Double feature at the Strand

Arsenic and Old Lace

Double Indemnity

Saturday, August 20 at 7 PM

Sponsored by John and Lisa Martin

Cary Grant stars as the one sane member of a charmingly lunatic family in director Frank Capra's classic comedy. When Mortimer Brewster (Grant) brings his new bride to meet his two kindly aunts, he discovers that, among many other acts of charity, the two genteel ladies help lonely old men die happy ... by feeding them a wonderful meal before poisoning them. Now, Mortimer desperately wants to protect the two serial murderers he loves, stop them from killing anyone else and keep his bride from discovering how deranged his family really is.


After Arsenic and Old Lace we will have hot dogs in the lobby followed by 

Double Indemnity 

In Billy Wilder's seminal film noir Fred MacMurray plays an insurance salesman who is seduced by a conniving woman (Barbara Stanwyck) into a scheme to murder her husband and make it look like an accident in order to collect his impressive life insurance policy. Dark and twisty with snappy dialogue. Based on a scandalous novel by James M. Cain, the screenplay was written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler.


Don't miss these two great classic films both released in 1944.

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