KINGS ROW introduced by James Curtis
Sunday November 29
Introduced by James Curtis, author of William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come, available at our concession. Mr. Curtis will sign copies of his book following the screening.
(1942, Sam Wood) “Where’s the rest of me?” gasps Ronald Reagan (in his best and favorite role) as he wakes to a nasty surprise post-surgery by the normally likable Charles Coburn; and why does doctor Claude Rains react so strongly to daughter Betty Fields’ romance with Robert Cummings? The dark side of coming of age in late-Victorian, all-American small town, with dazzling all-studio deep focus photography by James Wong Howe, and perhaps Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s (Robin Hood) greatest score. Producer David Lewis credited Menzies with “the entire tone of the film.” 35mm. Approx 127 min.