Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library
THOMASTON — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents Friday Night Film Series at 6:30 p.m.: Holiday Favorites
Miracle on 34th Street
1947 NR 96 Minutes
When Santa falls down drunk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, reluctant Macy's supervisor Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara) offers the job to a bearded Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) purporting to be the real Santa! During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris's neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood).
1954 NR 120 Minutes
White Christmas is a treasury of early Berlin classics. Two talented song and dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up to be one of the hottest acts in show business. They join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to perform in Vermont at an Inn run by their old army general. The result is stuff dreams are made of.
It's a Wonderful Life
1946 PG 130 Minutes
Frank Capra's adaptation of the short story, The Greatest Gift, stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would've been like had he never been born. Donna Reed co-stars as his wife.
The film was nominated for five Oscars.
2005 PG-13 116 Minutes