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January 22, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
(1940 / b&w / 83 min.) Films written and directed by Preston Sturges, every Tuesday in January at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion led by your host. Bob Doran. Should you bring the kids? While these comedies are racy by 1940's standards, today's teens may enjoy them if they have an interest in films of that era.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
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6:30 p.m. Eureka Library Classic Film Series, The Great McGinty

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city’s political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude convinces ‘the boss’ that McGinty would be ideal as a new, nominally ‘reform’ mayor; but his candidacy requires marriage. However, his in-name-only marriage to honest Catherine proves the beginning of the end for dishonest Dan... Starring Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, and Akim Tamiroff. Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

The Great McGinty
'what beautiful biceps you have,
Mr. McGinty" 
'Cut it out, Hedy - he's mine'

Two 1940's ladies contend for a huge man in a green plaid suit.
Written and Directed by Preston Sturges
Films written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Coming Attraction:

Tues. Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.  Hail, the Conquering Hero
- hosted by Gabrielle Gopinath

Note: the film poster images for this series are all copyright Paramount Pictures, and are used here in accordance with the contract allowing the library to hold a public showing of the films.