Bijou-Q Cinema Screening Calendar

We love movies — and can’t fathom the thought of not being part of a theater audience that’s watching a film! Our solution to this Social Distancing is Bijou-Q(uarantine) Cinema, which was created so that we can continue to enjoy movies with all of you and with some of our closest friends.

We invite you to grab a bowl of popcorn and bring a friend, then join us and our host and co-moderator, Sully, at our Matinee Film Screenings as Bijou-Q Cinema brings you some of our all-time favorite movies (and a few television shows, too!).

Be on the lookout for our articles entitled, “To Be Seen at Bijou-Q Cinema…” These posts include a very quick survey that gives you a chance to choose the movies that will be showing on Bijou-Q Cinema during future Facebook Live screening events.

We’re also hosting an Interactive Social Game during each screening and you’re invited to participate. See details and more information below. The game will be loads of fun, so we’re looking forward to seeing you in the Facebook chat!

The Bijou-Q Cinema screenings take place five day per week — Sundays at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and Monday through Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (ET)

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* Bird of ParadiseBird of Paradise

Time: 2:00 pm

(1932) The film stars Dolores del Río, Joel McCrea, and Lon Chaney, Jr.

Based on the 1912 play of the same name by Richard Walton Tully, this romantic adventure drama is about a young South Seas sailor who falls overboard, but is saved by the beautiful daughter of a Polynesian king.

Mostly filmed on location in Hawaii, the native dance sequences were boom-shot in Hollywood and choreographed by an uncredited Busby Berkeley, the director and musical choreographer.

Directed by King Vidor, the pre-Code romantic adventure drama created a scandal after its release owing to a scene featuring Dolores del Río swimming naked. This led Orson Welles to say that del Río represented the highest erotic ideal with her performance in the film.

"Bird of Paradise" is recognized by the American Film Institute on its "AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions – Nominated" (2002).

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Love Laughs at Andy HardyLove Laughs at Andy Hardy

Time: 2:00 pm

(1946) This film stars Mickey Rooney Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, and Bonita Granville.

Back home after two years of military service, Andy Hardy anticipates returning to college and his girlfriend.

Also known under its promotional title "Uncle Andy Hardy," "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy" was Mickey Rooney's first film after he got out of the army.

This was the 15th and next-to-last Andy Hardy film produced. (The final installment, "Andy Hardy Comes Home," would be made 12 years later (1958) in a failed attempt to revive the franchise.)

(source: Wikipedia)

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* His Girl FridayHis Girl Friday

Time: 3:00 pm

(1940) This film stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, and featuring Ralph Bellamy and Gene Lockhart.

Noted for its surprises and rapid overlapping dialogue, the plot of "His Girl Friday" centers on a newspaper editor who is about to lose his ace reporter and ex-wife, newly engaged to another man. His goal is to win back his wife.

The screenplay was adapted from the play" The Front Page." This was the second time the play had been adapted for the screen, the first occasion being the 1931 film also called "The Front Page."

Directed by Howard Hawks, "His Girl Friday" (often along with "Bringing Up Baby" and "Twentieth Century") is cited as an archetype of the screwball comedy genre.

It was #19 on American Film Institute's "100 Years ... 100 Laughs" and was selected in 1993 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Rage at DawnRage at Dawn

Time: 2:00 pm

(1955) ...starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, J. Carrol Naish, Edgar Buchanan, Myron Healey, and Denver Pyle.

"Rage at Dawn" purports to tell the true story of the Reno Brothers, an outlaw gang that terrorized the American Midwest, particularly Southern Indiana, in the period immediately following the Civil War.

Shot on location in California's Columbia State Historic Park, one can notice-- as the gang is riding into town to rob the bank -- the electric lines, power poles, and a post office flying the Stars and Stripes and California State Flag.

A more successful version of the Reno Brothers' story was released the following year as "Love Me Tender," starring Elvis Presley.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* The Spanish Cape MysteryThe Spanish Cape Mystery

Time: 2:00 pm

Today's "Thriller Thursday" feature (1935) stars Donald Cook, Helen Twelvetrees, and Berton Churchill.

Based on the novel of the same name featuring the detective Ellery Queen, the story is about how the detective's vacation is interrupted when murder strikes next door to his oceanside cabin.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* The Little PrincessThe Little Princess

Time: 3:00 pm

(1939) ...starring Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Arthur Treacher, and Cesar Romero.

"The Little Princess" is about a young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Loosely based on the novel "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this was the first Shirley Temple movie to be filmed completely in Technicolor. The film's ending was drastically different from the book.

Great pains were taken to make sure every aspect of it was true to 1899 and England, the time period and setting of the story. For example, props such as the doll had to be to the exact specifications of a doll made at that time and clothing also had to be precise.

An interesting backstory tells of how Temple wanted to have her own punch card for punching in and out of work each day, in an effort to fit in with the rest of the crew. When IBM became aware of this, they provided a special custom-made punch card recorder embossed with her name along with punch cards with her photo on them. The machine sat unused while Temple continued using the regular machine.

"The Little Princess" was Shirley Temple's last major success as a child star.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* BorderlineBorderline

Time: 2:00 pm

(1950) This film stars Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, and Morris Ankrum.

This romance crime film noir is about two U.S. undercover agents who are each tracking down dope smugglers on the Mexican border. They meet each other but do not know the other isn't a crook.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* For You I DieFor You I Die

Time: 2:00 pm

(1947) This film stars Cathy Downs, Paul Langton, Mischa Auer, and Roman Bohnen.

Forced to participate in a prison break, a convict on the run holes up at a roadside diner and falls in love.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Machine Gun MamaMachine Gun Mama

Time: 2:00 pm

(1944) This film stars Armida, El Brendel, Wallace Ford, Jack La Rue, and Luis Alberni.

The story is about two truck drivers from Brooklyn who are stuck on the road with car trouble and an elephant named Bunny.

"Machine Gun Mama" was the studio's attempt to feature a comedy team to compete with Abbott and Costello and the "Road to..." movies.

This musical comedy had the working titles "Mexican Fiesta" and "Moonlight Fiesta," but is also known as "Tropical Fury" as an American TV title of the film.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Mr. Moto's Last WarningMr. Moto's Last Warning

Time: 2:00 pm

Today's "Thriller Thursday" feature (1939) stars Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field, John Carradine, George Sanders, and Joan Carroll.

Mr Moto confronts a ruthless band of international agents who are trying to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

"Mr. Moto's Last Warning" is the sixth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* The Incredible Petrified WorldThe Incredible Petrified World

Time: 3:00 pm

Today's "Thriller Thursday" feature (1959) stars John Carradine, Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates, Allen Windsor, and Sheila Noonan.

The film is about four explorers who travel down into the depths of the sea and get stranded in an underwater cavern.

While waiting to be rescued, the group runs across a crazy old sailor who has been living in the cave for years.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Death Rides a HorseDeath Rides a Horse

Time: 2:00 pm

(1967) This film stars Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.

Also know as "Da uomo a uomo" (literally translated as "As man to man") this Spaghetti Western is about a young man who spent 15 years
planning his vengeance after having witnessed, at the age of 5, the brutal murder of his entire family by bandits.

"Death Rides a Horse" is in the tradition of the "Tutorship" film -- like "For a Few Dollars More" and "Day of Anger" -- where a younger protagonist
seeks the more or less reluctant partnership of an older one, but differences of motivation eventually bring them into conflict.

The music for this film was scored by the legendary composer, Ennio Morricone.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Voyage to Prehistoric PlanetVoyage to Prehistoric Planet

Time: 2:00 pm

(1965) The film stars Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Georgiy Zhzhonov, Gennadi Vernov, and Georgiy Teich.

It is the year 2020 and the Moon has been colonized. After traveling 200,000,000 miles, the first group of men land on Venus, where they find a prehistoric world in which the crew are attacked by various monsters, plants, and more.

"Voyage to The Prehistoric Planet" is one of two versions adapted for Roger Corman from the Soviet science fiction movie "Planeta Bur" ("Planet of Storm"s). "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" was the other film adapted from material from "Planeta Bur" for Corman.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* The Mystery of Mr. WongThe Mystery of Mr. Wong

Time: 2:00 pm

Today's "Thriller Thursday" feature (1939) stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree, Craig Reynolds, Ivan Lebedeff, Holmes Herbert, Morgan Wallace, and Lotus Long.

The second in the series of Mr. Wong, "The Mystery of Mr. Wong" finds wealthy gem-collector, in possession of the largest star sapphire in the world, who confides to Mr. Wong that his life is in danger. During a game of Charades, this man is mysteriously shot dead and the gem disappears.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Jason and the ArgonautsJason and the Argonauts

Time: 3:00 pm

(1963) The film stars Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman, and Gary Raymond.

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece in this film with a working title of "Jason and the Golden Fleece."

This adventure mythological fantasy film was made in collaboration with stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen and is known for its various legendary creatures, notably the iconic fight scene featuring seven skeleton warriors. He regarded the film as his best.

The film score for "Jason and the Argonauts" was composed by Bernard Herrmann (composer of many Alfred Hitchcock films), who also worked with Harryhausen on the fantasy films "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," "The 3 Worlds of Gulliver," and "Mysterious Island." Herrmann also scored the science fiction films "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated "Jason and the Argonauts" for its Top 10 Fantasy Films list.

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Fear and DesireFear and Desire

Time: 2:00 pm

(1953) The film stars Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Kenneth Harp, Steve Coit, and Virginia Leith.

"Fear and Desire" is an anti-war film directed, produced, and edited by Stanley Kubrick in his feature directorial debut, the film being completed with a production team of only 15 people.

Though the film is not about any specific war, it was produced and released during the height of the Korean War.

Prior to shooting Fear and Desire, Kubrick was a "Look" magazine photographer who had directed two short documentaries in 1951, "Day of the Fight" and "Flying Padre."

In the years following its release, "Fear and Desire" seemed to have disappeared. Legend has it that Kubrick destroyed the film's original negative and sought to do the same to any leftover prints after the
failed film fell out of circulation.

There have been very few public screenings of this film. The only commercially available print belongs to the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Among the rare presentations were a 1993 screening
at the United States Library of Congress, a 2003 one-time screening at the Two Boots Den of Cin in New York City, and a 2008 presentation at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.

The screenplay for "Fear and Desire" was written by Howard Sackler, who would later win the Pulitzer Prize for his 1968 drama "The Great White Hope."

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Planet of Prehistoric WomenPlanet of Prehistoric Women

Time: 2:00 pm

(1968) The film stars Mamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige Lee, Judy Cowart, Margot Hartman, and Irene Orton.

in "Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women," astronauts landing on Venus kill a creature that is worshiped by the local women, who try to kill the astronauts by means of their superhuman
powers, but fail. Eventually, the astronauts escape from the planet, and their robot, damaged by a volcanic fire, becomes the women's new god.

This film is one of two versions adapted for Roger Corman from the Soviet science fiction movie "Planeta Bur" ("Planet of Storm"s). "Voyage to The Prehistoric Planet" was the other film adapted
from material from "Planeta Bur" for Corman.

"Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women" was directed by Peter Bogdanovich under the pseudonym Derek Thomas (and his then-wife Polly Platt worked on the film as a production designer).

(source: Wikipedia)

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* Vengeance ValleyVengeance Valley

Time: 2:00 pm

(1951) The film stars Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker, Joanne Dru, Sally Forrest, John Ireland, and Ray Collins.

Adopted by the wealthy rancher, an orphan grows up to be a respectable foreman on the ranch. The rancher's natural son is jealous and finally finds a way to undermine his upstanding brother and they fight for control of their father's cattle empire.

(source: IMDB and Wikipedia)

       
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