The Stanford Theatre

Starring Barbara Stanwyck


The Stanford Theatre is dedicated to bringing back the movie-going experience of Hollywood's Golden Age. Great classic films were not made to be watched on a video screen in your living room. They depend on a larger-than-life image, and the shared reactions of a real audience.

The Stanford Theatre first opened in June of 1925. For decades nearly every important Hollywood picture played there on its first release. The people of Palo Alto saw them all for the very first time in this theatre.

In 1987 the Packard Foundation bought the theatre and restored it to its original condition. It quickly became America's most popular classic movie house. More people saw Casablanca there on its 50th anniverary in 1992 than at any other theatre in America.

The non-profit Stanford Theatre Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and public exhibition of films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This means classic movies in a classic movie palace, complete with Wurlitzer organ rising from the orchestra pit.


Note: This is an unofficial posting of the Stanford Theatre schedules, from published information. This site is in no way connected with the Stanford Theatre nor the Stanford Theatre Foundation. Please check out the official site at http://www.stanfordtheatre.org in case this schedule isn't quite up-to-date! Programs are subject to change. For information, call (650) 324-3700.


(Showtimes in parentheses are for the Saturday and Sunday screenings.)


March 14 – 20:
"It was mid-afternoon, and it's funny, I can still remember the smell of honeysuckle all along that block. I felt like a million. There was no way in all this world I could have known that murder sometimes can smell like honeysuckle."
Double Indemnity (1944) (3:35), 7:30
d Billy Wilder. w Billy Wilder & Raymond Chandler, from the novel by James M. Cain. ph John F. Seitz. m Miklós Rózsa. Paramount. 106 min.

Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Tom Powers, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber.

A suburban housewife (Stanwyck) ensnares an insurance salesman (MacMurray) into helping murder her husband for the insurance money.

This seminal masterpiece of the film noir genre was perfectly supported by a revolutionary Rózsa score that pulsates with bitter harmonic clashes. Edward G. Robinson's performance as the sympathetic insurance fraud investigator is especially memorable. Wilder defied studio conventions by shooting much of the film in locations around L.A., and the exteriors of the Glendale train station, a Melrose Avenue supermarket, and a Spanish stucco house in the Los Feliz Hills provide a fascinating glimpse of the city as it looked in the 40's.

"Every turn and twist is exactly calculated and achieves its effect with the simplest of means; this shrewd, smoothly tawdry thriller is one of the high points of 40s films." Pauline Kael

Print from the UCLA Film Archive, preserved from a nitrate fine grain master positive, with funding by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Oct 25, 1944; last played Dec 2011

"With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But not everybody could get to Lisbon directly; and so, a tortuous, round-about refugee trail sprang up: Paris to Marseilles, across the Mediterranean to Oran, then by train, or auto, or foot, across the rim of Africa to Casablanca in French Morocco. Here the fortunate ones, through money, or influence, or luck, might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon, and from Lisbon to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca... and wait... and wait... and wait."
Casablanca (1942) 5:35, 9:30
d Michael Curtiz. w Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, from the play Everybody Comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett & Joan Alison. m Max Steiner. ph Arthur Edeson. Warner Bros. 102 min.

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Konrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S. Z. Sakall, Madeline Le Beau, Dooley Wilson, Joy Page, John Qualen, Leonid Kinsky, Helmut Dantine, Curt Bois, Marcel Dalio, Corinna Mura, Ludwig Stossel, Ilka Gruning, Charles La Torre, Frank Puglia, Dan Seymour.

Everybody comes to Rick's café — exiles from the Nazis, corrupt officials, and Ilsa Lund, the great lost love of Rick's life.

We can debate whether Casablanca is the best movie ever made. It may be. Certainly few other movies are so universally recognized as expressing the deepest truths about human life — and are also so much fun.

As time goes by, it becomes increasingly unlikely that anyone will ever make a movie better than Casablanca. On its 50th anniversary in 1992, more people saw Casablanca at the Stanford Theatre than anywhere else in the world.

"Of all the movie theatres in all the towns in all the world, they walk into ours."

first played at the Stanford Theatre Feb 24, 1943; last played Sep 2013


March 21 – 23:
Baby Face (1933) (4:35), 7:30
d Alfred E. Green. w Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola. ph James Van Trees. Warner Bros. 76 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier, Henry Kolker, Margaret Lindsay, Arthur Hohl, John Wayne, Doglass Dumbrille.

Beautiful young Lily Powers (Stanwyck) works as a barmaid for her father, who cynically exploits her sex appeal to his customers. Having learned her lesson well, she moves to the big city and has a brilliant career at the bank, seducing her way up the corporate ladder. John Wayne has an early role as one of her conquests.

The New York Post called Baby Face a "lurid and unhealthy tale," and the Hays Office recommended that it be withdrawn from theatres (the Production Code was not yet enforceable). The moralistic ending was a partial concession to this reaction.

Newly restored, uncensored version.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Jul 21, 1933; last played Aug 2005

Night Nurse (1931) 6:05, 9:00
d William A. Wellman. w Oliver H.P. Garrett, from the novel by Dora Macy. ph Barney McGill. Warner Bros. 72 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Blanche Frederici, Charlotte Merriam, Charles Winninger, Edward Nugent, Vera Lewis, Ralf Harolde, Marcia Mae Jones, Betty Jane Graham.

A couple of nurses (Stanwyck and Blondell) save the children of a rich, alcoholic widow, breezily battling bootleggers, corrupt doctors, repressive matrons, and the widow's menacing gangster boyfriend (Clark Gable).

first played at the Stanford Theatre Aug 14, 1931; last played Mar 2003


March 24 – 25: closed

March 26 – 27:
Ladies They Talk About (1933) 7:30
d Howard Bretherton, William Keighly. w Sidney Sutherland, Brown Holmes, from the play Women in Prison by Dorothy Mackaye. ph John Seitz. Warner Bros. 69 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Lyle Talbot, Preston Foster, Dorothy Burgess, Lillian Roth, Maude Eburn, Ruth Donnelly, Harold Huber.

The moll of a gang of bank robbers is caught and sent to prison by her evangelist ex-boyfriend and would-be district attorney. After her release she goes gunning for him at a revival meeting.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Mar 8, 1933; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Ten Cents a Dance (1931) 6:00, 8:50
d Lionel Barrymore. w Jo Swerling. ph . Columbia. 75 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Monroe Owsley, Ricardo Cortez, Sally Blane, Blanche Friderici.

Tough taxi-dancer Stanwyck is pursued by wealthy Cortez, but she is in love with poor clerk Owsley. They marry, but the marriage falls apart, and Cortez bails her out.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


March 28 – 30:
Stella Dallas (1937) (3:05), 7:30
d King Vidor. w Victor Herman, Sara Y. Mason. ph Rudolph Maté. m Alfred Newman. Goldwyn. 106 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, Marjorie Main, Tim Holt.

Stella (Barbara Stanwyck) marries above her class, to the self-centered Stephen Dallas (John Boles). They have a daughter (Anne Shirley), but Stephen divorces Stella and marries a socialite. As the daughter grows up, she becomes ashamed of her mother and longs for the world of her father's second wife. Stella sacrifices all for her beloved daughter.

Barbara Stanwyck received the first of her four Academy Award nominations, (she lost to Luise Rainer in The Good Earth). She considered it the finest performance of her career. Anne Shirley was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress, but lost to Alice Brady in In Old Chicago.

A remake of a sensationally successful 1925 silent, the story became the basis of one of the longest-running shows in the history of daytime radio dramas (soap operas, so-called because of their principal sponsors, Double Dandrine shampoo in this case), from 1937 to 1955.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Sep 26, 1937; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Union Pacific (1939) 5:05, 9:30
d Cecil B. DeMille. w Walter de Leon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky, Jr. ph Victor Milner, Dewey Wrigley. m John Leipold, Sigmund Krumgold. Paramount. 133 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Brian Donlevy, Robert Barrat, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, Henry Kolker, Evelyn Keyes, Regis Toomey.

This lavishly produced western spectacle set against the construction of the transcontinental railroad features Stanwyck as the tough postmistress of the Union Pacific.

first played at the Stanford Theatre May 21, 1939; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


March 31 – April 1: closed

April 2 – 3:
"How big is my boy? How big is my son?"
So Big (1932) 7:30
d William A. Wellman. w J. Grubb Alexander and Robert Lord, based on the novel by Edna Ferber. ph Sid Hickox. Warner Bros. 82 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore, Bette Davis, Mae Madison, Hardie Albright, Alan Hale, Earle Fox, Robert Warwick, Dorothy Peterson.

A poor farm widow — Barbara Stanwyck in a memorable performance — tries to raise her young son to appreciate the arts, but he grows up weak-willed (selling bonds) and ashamed of his hardworking mother. Eventually he meets an idealistic young artist (Bette Davis) who appreciates his mother.

35mm print from Warners.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Apr 24, 2008; last played Apr 2008

The Purchase Price (1932) 6:10, 9:05
d William A. Wellman. w Robert Lloyd, based on the story The Mud Lark by Arthur Stringer. ph Sid Hickox. Warner Bros. 70 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot, Hardie Albright, David Landau, Murray Kinnel, Leila Bennett.

Fleeing Manhattan and a persistent married lover (Lyle Talbot), Stanwyck heads to the country to become the mail order wife of a North Dakota farmer (George Brent).

first played at the Stanford Theatre Sep 17, 1932; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


April 4 – 6:
"Positively the same dame."
The Lady Eve (1941) (4:00), 7:30
d Preston Sturges. w Preston Sturges, from the play by Monckton Hoffe. ph Victor Milner. m Leo Shuken, Charles Bradshaw. Paramount. 98 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Melville Cooper, Martha O'Driscoll, Janet Beecher, Robert Greig, Luis Alberni, Jimmy Conlin.

Sturges' masterpiece, in which herpetologist Fonda is pursued by snake-in-the-grass Stanwyck, with the help of her father Coburn ("we must be crooked but never common"). The New York Times rated this the best film of 1941 (Citizen Kane was second).

"A frivolous masterpiece… it represents the dizzy high point of Sturges' comedic writing" Pauline Kael.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Apr 12, 1941; last played July 2009

Lady of Burlesque (1943) 5:45, 9:15
d William A. Wellman. w James Gunn, from the novel The G-String Murders by Gypsy Rose Lee. ph Robert de Grasse. m Arthur Lange. Hunt Stromberg. 91 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian, Gloria Dickson, Charles Dingle.

A stripper helps solve a pair of murders in a burlesque house.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Jul 11, 1943; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


April 7 – 8: closed

April 9 – 10:
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) 7:30
d Leigh Jason. w Philip G. Epstein. ph Nicholas Musaraca. m Roy Webb. RKO. 80 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer, Stanley Ridges, Whitney Bourne, Hattie McDaniel, Miles Mander.

Stanwyck leads a gang of Manhattan debutantes to solve a pair of murders that have baffled the police, despite the uproar caused by a newspaper editor (Fonda) on a crusade against fur-bearing upper-class varmints.

Straightforward screwball, highlighted by Henry Fonda's bogus death scene (heading for those pearly gates, he asks to hear Home on the Range one last time).

first played at the Stanford Theatre Nov 23, 1938; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Red Salute (1935) 6:00, 9:00
d Sidney Lanfield. w Humphrey Pearson, Manuel Seff. ph Robert Planck. United Artists. 78 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Young, Hardie Albright, Cliff Edwards, Ruth Donnelly, Gordon Jones, Henry Kolker.

A U.S. general's daughter (Stanwyck) meets a squab-eating Communist radical and falls immediately in love. The newspapers find out and make her more infamous than Hanoi Jane herself. Dad ships his rebel daughter to Juarez, but there she meets a bellicose Army private (Robert Young). The two steal a jeep to dodge a bar bill and become battling fugitives, having an erstwhile merry war of politics-crossed romance. They kidnap a dead-eyed Cliff Edwards, bereft of his uke. Edwards, best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket, shows off his melifluous voice with I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Dec 14, 1935; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


April 11 – 13:
Ball of Fire (1941) (3:30), 7:30
d Howard Hawks. w Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder. ph Gregg Toland. m Alfred Newman. Goldwyn. 111 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Oscar Homolka, Henry Travers, S. Z. Sakall, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinskey, Richard Haydn, Aubrey Nather, Allen Jenkins, Dana Andrews, Dan Duryea.

A night club performer moves in with a group of stodgy professors compiling an encyclopedia, in a kind of twisted version of the Snow White story.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Feb 8, 1942; last played May 2012

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) 5:35, 9:35
d Peter Godfrey. w Lionel Houser, Adele Commandini. ph Carl Guthrie. m Frederick Hollander. Warner Bros. 101 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Shayne, Una O'Connor, FRank Jenks.

A gossip columnist (Stanwyck) is recruited to pretend to be the ideal wife — a domestic with a baby — for the benefit of a returned serviceman (Dennis Morgan). Agreeable Christmastime entertainment.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Aug 26, 1945; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


April 14 – 15: closed

April 16 – 17:
Internes Can't Take Money (1937) 7:30
d Alfred Santell. w Rian James, Theodore Reed, from the story by Max Brand. ph Theodor Sparkuhl. m Gregory Stone. Paramount. 75 min.

Joel McCrea. Barbara Stanwyck, Lloyd Nolan, Stanley Ridges, Lee Bowman, Irving Bacon.

first played at the Stanford Theatre May 14, 1937; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Banjo on my Knee (1936) 5:45, 9:00
d John Cromwell. w Nunnally Johnson, from the novel by Hary Hamilton. ph Ernest Palmer. m Arthur Lange. 20th Century Fox. 95 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrae, Buddy Ebsen, Walter Brennan, Helen Westley, Walter Catlett, Tony Martin, Katherine de Mille.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


April 18 – 20:
"Home is where you go when you've run out of places."
Clash by Night (1952) (4:00), 7:30
d Fritz Lang. w Alfred Hayes, from the play by Clifford Odets. ph Nicholas Musaraca. m Roy Webb. RKO. 105 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe, J. Carrol Naish, Keith Andes.

A cynical, bitter woman (Barbara Stanwyck) returns to the fishing village of her youth and marries a sweet-natured man, while conducting a love-affair with a nasty loner (Robert Ryan) whose character matches her own.

Marilyn Monroe had her first major role in this film.

first played at the Stanford Theatre June 8, 1952; last played May 2013

Crime of Passion (1956) 5:55, 9:25
d Gerd Oswald. w Jo Eisinger. ph Joseph LaShelle. m Paul Dunlap. United Artists. 86 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray, Royal Dano, Virginia Grey.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


April 21 – 22: closed

April 23 – 24:
Annie Oakley (19) 7:30
d Geroge Stevens. w Joel Sayre, John Twist. ph J. Roy Hunt. md Alberto Columbo. RKO. 90 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen, Pert Kelton, Andy Clyde, Chief Thunderbird.

George Stevens' fresh, charming biopic of the shooting star follows Annie from her days selling game birds to Ohio restaurants to her world-wide fame in the arena; the romance is derived from the rivalry between the unbeatable shootist and a handsome fellow performer, Toby Walker (Preston Foster).

first played at the Stanford Theatre Dec 25, 1935; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

This is My Affair (1937) 5:35, 9:10
d William A. Seiter. w Allen Rivkin, Lamar Trotti. ph Robert Planck. md Arthur Lange. 20th Century Fox. 102 min.

Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy, Sidney Blackmer, John Carradine, Sig Rumann, Alan Dinehart, Douglas Fowley.

An undercover agent (Taylor) is secretly engaged by President McKinley to infiltrate a gang of bank robbers. A saloon singer (Stanwyck) helps him worm his way into their confidence. When McKinley is assassinated, the agent has no way of establishing his innocence, and Stanwyck, who has fallen in love with him, must appeal to President Roosevelt to free him.

first played at the Stanford Theatre June 17, 1937; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


April 25 – 27:
Witness to Murder (1954) (4:10), 7:30
d Roy Rowland. w Chester Erskine. ph John Alton. m Herschel Burke Gilbert. United Artists. 81 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White, Harry Shannon, Claire Carleton.

Miss Cheryl Draper, an interior designer at W.&J. Sloane's Beverly Hills branch, is trying to sleep during a Santa Ana wind wracked night; through her window, she sees the strangling of a prostitute in the apartment across the street. The cops are unusually inept, but one detective starts to believe her story.

John Alton's stark yet velvety cinematography, the lattices of venetian blinds caging these characters, makes the cheap sets deep and foreboding. Particularly brutal is a mental hospital, in which future Oscar nominee Juanita Moore explains the rules to the newcomer.

first played at the Stanford Theatre June 6, 1954; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Flesh and Fantasy (1943) 5:45, 9:05
d Julien Duvivier. w Ernest Pascal, Samuel Hoffenstein. Ellis St. Joseph, from stories by Ellis St. Joseph, Oscar Wilde, and Laszlo Vadnay. ph Paul Ivano, Stanley Cortez. m Alexander Tansman. Universal. 94 min.

Robert Benchley, Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Boyer, Betty Field, Robert Cummings, Thomas Mitchell, C. Aubrey Smith, Dame May Whitty, Edgar Barrier, David Hoffman.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


April 28 – 29: closed

April 30 – May 1:
Remember the Night (1940) 7:30
d Mitchell Leisen. w Preston Sturges. ph Ted Tetzlaff. Paramount. 86 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Willard Robertson, Sterling Holloway.

A prosecuting attorney (MacMurray) impulsively bails a beautiful shoplifter (Stanwyck) out of jail at Christmastime and ends up taking her home to Indiana for the holidays.

Mitchell Leisen (1898–1972) is an unjustly neglected figure in the history of American movies. Leisen frequently collaborated (as here) with such writers as Preston Sturges, Charles Brackett, and Billy Wilder. Leisen added sentiment to the anything-for-a-laugh conventions of screwball comedy, and with a pictorial flair developed during his years as a set and costume designer (for Cecil B. DeMille, among others) set a standard for stylish good taste unsurpassed by any other director of his era.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Feb 9, 1940; last played Oct. 1995

There's Always Tomorrow (1956) 5:55, 9:15
d Douglas Sirk. w Bernard Schoenfeld, from a story by Ursula Parrott. ph Russell Metty. m Herman Stein, Heinz Roemheld. Universal. 84 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, Pat Crowley, William Reynolds, Gigi Perreau, Jane Darwell.

MacMurray is a toy factory executive trapped in a stifling family life with uncaring wife Bennett. A reunion with his old flame Stanwyck, who understands him, is undermined by the children, and he returns to his bleak and desolate life.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


May 2 – 4:
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) (3:45), 7:30
d Anatole Litvak. w Lucille Fletcher, from her radio play. ph Sol Polito. m Franz Waxman. Paramount. 89 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Ed Begley, Harold Vermilyea, Leif Erickson, William Conrad.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Oct 24, 1948; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

"I think I'll change. I wouldn't want him to see me in the same dress twice."
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) 5:25, 9:10
d Lewis Milestone. w Robert Rossen. ph Victor Milner. m Miklos Rozsa. Paramount. 117 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran, Frank Orth, James Flavin, Mickey Kuhn.

Many years after the murder of her wealthy aunt, Martha Ivers' first love returns to town, to discover she's unhappily married to the DA and they both share a sinister secret. This was Kirk Douglas' first film.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Oct 20, 1946; last played Feb 2003


May 5 – 6: closed

May 7 – 8:
Jeopardy (1952) 7:30
d John Sturges. w Mel Dinelli. ph Victor Milner. m Dimitri Tiomkin. MGM. 69 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre

All I Desire (1953) 6:00, 8:50
d Douglas Sirk. w James Gunn, Robert Blees. ph Carl Guthrie. m Joseph Gershenson. Universal-International. 79 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Maureen O'Sullivan, Richard Long, Lori Nelson.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


May 9 – 11:
The Violent Men (1955) (4:10), 7:30
d Rudolph Maté. w Harry Kleiner, from the novel by Donald Hamilton. ph Burnett Guffey, W. Howard Greene. m Max Steiner. Columbia. 96 min.

Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck. Glenn Ford, Brian Keith, Dianne Foster, May Wynn, Warner Anderson, Basil Ruysdael.

A Civil War veteran gets involved in a dispute between a cattle baron, his duplicitous wife and the small ranchers they are threatening.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Aug 1, 2012; last played Aug 2012

Forty Guns (1957) 6:00, 9:20
w/d Samuel Fuller. ph Joseph Biroc. m Harry Sukman. 20th Century Fox. 80 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, Gene Barry, John Ericson.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Oct 4, 1957; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation


May 12 – 13: closed

May 14 – 15:
The File on Thelma Jordan (1949) 7:30
d Robert Siodmak. w Ketti Frings. ph George Barnes. m Victor Young. Paramount. 100 min.

Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel, Stanley Ridges, Richard Rober, Minor Watson, Barry Kelley.

first played at the Stanford Theatre Feb 26, 1950; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

East Side West Side (1949) 5:30, 9:20
d Mervyn LeRoy. w Isobel Lennart, from the novel by Marcia Davenport. ph Charles Rosher. m Miklos Rosza. MGM. 108 min.

James Mason, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner, Gale Sondergaard, Cyd Charisse, Nancy Davis, William Conrad.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre


May 16 – 18:
Titanic (1953) (3:45), 7:30
d Jean Negulesco. w Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard Breen. ph Joe MacDonald. m Sol Kaplan. 20th Century Fox. 98 min.

Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, Thelma Ritter, Brian Aherne, Richard Basehart, Allyn Joslyn.

In 1912, American wife Stanwyck deserts her snobbish and brutal British husband Webb and takes her children with her to escape his influence, but he tracks them down and slips onboard as they sail for America aboard the Titanic.

first played at the Stanford Theatre May 28, 1953; first showing by the Stanford Theatre Foundation

Executive Suite (1954) 5:35, 9:20
d Robert Wise. w Ernest Lehman, from the novel by Cameron Hawley. ph Geroge Folsey. MGM. 104 min.

Fredric March, William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters, Paul Douglas, Louis Calhern, Dean Jagger, Nina Foch, Tim Considine.

first showing at the Stanford Theatre