Special Double Bill Event – Sunday, March 24, 2019

TFS presents its SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT, the ninth programme in SEASON 71, on SUNDAY, March24, 2019 at THE KINGSWAY THEATRE*!  Join us for two films involving hard-drinking men.

Current TFS Members’ tickets and Trial Memberships for this terrific double-bill may be purchased below in advance for only $10. The price at the door on the day of the screening is $12.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:15 PM – SHOWTIME IS AT 2:00 PM SHARP
5 MINUTE INTRODUCTION PRIOR TO EACH FILM

THE LOST SQUADRON (1932) 79 min. (b&w)
Directed by George Archainbaud, with Richard Dix, Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong, Dorothy Jordan, Joel McCrea, Erich von Stroheim, Hugh Herbert

In hard times just after World War 1, three ex-fighter pilots manage to land jobs as Hollywood stunt fliers working for dictatorial director Arthur von Furst (Erich von Stroheim, parodying himself).  This unusual film was David O. Selznick’s first RKO screen credit as Executive Producer.  Herman J. Mankiewicz (Ben’s grandfather) provided additional dialogue and Max Steiner wrote the score.  Featuring some of the most extraordinary footage of aerial derring-do ever filmed, it’s a must-see on the big screen!

15 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN FILMS

THE CAPTAIN HATES THE SEA (1934) 93 min. (b&w)
Directed by Lewis Milestone with Victor McLaglen, Walter Connolly, Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth, John Gilbert, Helen Vinson, The Three Stooges

Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley (John Gilbert, in his last film role) boards the San Capador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book.  On board, as it turns out, Steve runs into a friend, Det. Schulte (Victor McLaglen), who’s hoping to nab a criminal with a fortune in stolen bonds.  While Steve continues to fail at teetotaling, he observes the various stories of other passengers on board, several of whom turn out not to be who they appear to be.  Not technically a pre-Code, it still contains all the elements of one.  The Three Stooges’ first feature for Columbia.

 

The Kingsway is located at 3030 Bloor Street West at the corner of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.  It is accessible by subway and there is parking available in the neighbourhood.  There is a fully-licensed concession bar which also offers a fine selection of food as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

*THE KINGSWAY THEATRE ENFORCES STRICT RULES PROHIBITING ANY OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGES, LARGE BAGS, OR BACKPACKS IN THE THEATRE. ALL SUCH ITEMS will have to be checked at the theatre’s coat check room, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Purses are allowed.  

 

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