THOMASTON — Alfred Hitchcock movies is the March theme for The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library Presents Friday Night Film Series. All movies begin at 6:30 p.m.
March 1: Strangers on a Train
1951 PG 101 Minutes
In this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy (Farley Granger) is enraged by his wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed a senator's daughter. A stranger he meets on a train (Robert Walker) strikes up a conversation with him and suggests a solution to his problems that sets in motion a deadly chain of events.
March 8: Rear Window
1954 PG 115 Minutes
As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound professional photographer L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window, specifically a mysterious man whose behavior has him convinced a murder has taken place. He enlists the help of his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate. A hold-your-breath, gripping ending.
March 15: Notorious
1946 NR 102 Minutes
In this riveting WWII drama, the daughter (Ingrid Bergman) of a convicted traitor is hired by an American secret agent
(Cary Grant) to go under cover and find German scientists hiding in Brazil. To prove her loyalty to America, she agrees to marry her father’s former Nazi conspirator (Claude Rains). Suspenseful and romantic.
March 22: Rebecca
1940 NR 130 Minutes
The only Hitchcock film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, this mystery stars Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, a widower whose second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion only to find the memory of his first wife still governs the household. Intimidated by the home's hostile staff, she struggles to find her place in this Gothic classic.
March 29: Shadow of a Doubt
1943 PG 108 Minutes
A young girl (Teresa Wright) who thinks the answer to her wishes for something exciting to happen has arrived in the
form of a visit from her namesake—sophisticated, charming uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten). How-ever, she soon notices him behaving suspiciously after the arrival of detectives investigating a series of murders. This is Hitchcock’s own personal favorite film.
Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are accepted. The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information call the library at 354-2453.