Thomaston library Friday Night films: "Tis a Mystery”

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THOMASTON – The Friends of The Thomaston Public Library Presents Friday Night Film Series: "Tis a Mystery.”

The starting time for the fall season is 6:30 p.m.

October 5

The Stranger

1946 NR 95 Minutes

Immediately following World War II, ex-Nazi Franz Kindler (Orson Welles) is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small Connecticut town, and has even married the headmaster's daughter (Loretta Young) as part of his cover. But when one of Kindler's old German associates (Konstantin Shayne) arrives unexpectedly in town, bringing in his wake a sly federal investigator (Edward G. Robinson), Kindler resorts to desperate measures to preserve his secret.

October 12
The Collector
1965 NR 119 Minutes

Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp), an avid butterfly collector, wins a football pool and buys a country house with a large basement. He then kidnaps art student Miranda Grey (Samantha Eggar), a longtime crush of his, after trailing her in a van. Freddie locks Miranda in the basement, and buys her clothes and books, so that she can get to know him. They initially agree that she will stay at the house for a month, but Miranda fears what will happen when the time comes for her to leave.

October 19
Seance on a Wet Afternoon
1964 NR 115 minutes

Working-class British housewife Myra Savage (Kim Stanley) reinvents herself as a medium, holding seances in the sitting room of her home with the hidden assistance of her under-employed, asthmatic husband, Billy (Richard Attenborough). In an attempt to enhance her credibility as a psychic, Myra hatches an elaborate, ill-conceived plot to kidnap a wealthy couple's young daughter (Judith Donner) so that she can then help the police "find" the missing
girl.

October 26
D.O.A.
1949 Approved 83 minutes

Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula (Pamela Britton), begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked
businessmen and another murder.

Event Dates: 
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 6:30pm
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 6:30pm
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 6:30pm
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Thomaston Public Library