Our tribute to cinematographer Douglas Slocombe includes these two classic Ealing comedies. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) gets close to his mother's estranged family (all played by Alec Guinness) to bump them off for a dukedom. Then, a bank clerk (Alec Guinness) and a foundry owner concoct a nearly perfect plot to steal a fortune in gold bullion.
Director Alfred Hitchcock and star Cary Grant team for this suspense-filled double bill. First, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, with one of Grant's greatest performances as a womanizing executive mistaken for an elusive government operative. Then in TO CATCH A THIEF, he plays a retired cat burglar falling in love with party girl Grace Kelly.
This double feature includes two of director Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films. In REAR WINDOW, James Stewart is an ace photographer stuck in a wheelchair who thinks he might have witnessed a murder. In PSYCHO, Anthony Perkins runs the Bates Motel, where embezzler Janet Leigh checks in for a little rest - and a shower.
Our Brian De Palma series begins with a 40th anniversary screening of this horror touchstone, in which teen misfit Carrie (Sissy Spacek) comes so unglued after being repeatedly victimized that her latent telekinetic powers kick in, resulting in a blitz of gory, vengeful carnage.
In this double feature of Brian De Palma thrillers, a killer stalks two very different women, and a man haunted by the killing of his wife meets a new woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead spouse.