Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Sep 29, 2018
7:30pm

ALFRED HITCHCOCK FAVORITES
Double Feature!
NORTH BY NORTHWEST / THE WRONG MAN
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
1959, Warner Bros., 136 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Cary Grant gives one of his greatest performances as womanizing executive Roger Thornhill, whose cozy life of afternoon cocktails is turned upside down when he’s mistaken for an elusive government operative by suave villain James Mason and his murderous crony, Martin Landau. Eva Marie Saint co-stars as Mason’s elegant mistress, with the wonderful Jesse Royce Landis as Grant’s fur-clad society mom ("You gentlemen aren’t really trying to murder my son, are you?"). Includes some of the most superb set pieces ever filmed - from a seemingly innocuous cornfield to the monolithic Mount Rushmore. Brilliantly scripted by Ernest Lehman (THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS) and photographed by veteran Hitchcock collaborator Robert Burks (STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, REAR WINDOW).


35 mm!

THE WRONG MAN
1956, Warner Bros., 105 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Henry Fonda plays real-life jazz musician Emanuel Balestrero, an innocent man who is one day sucked into a whirlpool of circumstantial guilt and left to drown in New York’s criminal justice system. This seldom-seen gem by director Alfred Hitchcock, a grim orphan amongst his glossy 1950s confections, was shot entirely on-site in the locations where the story actually happened, and it expertly draws the viewer into the nightmare of the falsely accused. Hitchcock was famously paranoid of anything and everything to do with the police, and those fears reach their zenith of expression here. With Vera Miles and Anthony Quayle excellent in supporting roles.


Screening formats: DCP (NORTH BY NORTHWEST), 35mm (THE WRONG MAN)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Sep 29, 2018 • 7:30pm

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