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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* Great GuyGreat Guy

Time: 3:00 pm

(1936) This film stars James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke, Edward Brophy, Henry Kolker, and Bernadene Hayes.

Based on several pieces that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, this crime film noir is about an honest inspector for the New York Department of Weights and Measures who takes on corrupt merchants and politicians.

(source: Wikipedia)

* Attack of The Giant LeechesAttack of The Giant Leeches

Time: 2:00 pm

(1959) This film stars Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, and Jan Shepard.

Having now reached cult status, this science fiction-horror film is about the discovery of giant leeches responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp.

"Attack of the Giant Leeches" was one of a spate of "creature features" produced in the 1950s in response to cold war fears. A character in the film speculates that the leeches have been mutated to giant size by atomic radiation from nearby Cape Canaveral.

(sources: IMDB and Wikipedia)

* The Big ShowThe Big Show

Time: 2:00 pm

(1936) This film stars Gene Autry, Kay Hughes, and Smiley Burnette.

This Western musical is about a singing cowboy who confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double at the Texas Centennial in Dallas.

"The Big Show" was filmed at Fair Park in Dallas, the location of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, which continues to serve as the location of the Texas State Fair.

Many of the buildings in the film still exist in what has been called the largest collection of art deco buildings in the world.

Roy Rogers appears in "The Big Show" as one of the Sons of the Pioneers.

(source: Wikipedia)

* The BigamistThe Bigamist

Time: 2:00 pm

(1953) This film stars Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, and Edmond O'Brien.

Directed by Ida Lupino, this drama film noir is about a man secretly married to two women who feels the pressure of his deceit.

"The Bigamist" has been cited as the first American feature film in which the female star of a film directed herself.

The plot mines aspects of Lupino's own private life (for example, producer/Screenwriter Collier Young was married to Fontaine at the time and had previously been married to Lupino. It also showcases the Hollywood homes of some of her friends on a see-the-stars bus-tour.

The film received rave reviews at the time of release, with The New York Times critic calling it "Filmakers' best offering, to date." Leonard Maltin gave it a three-star rating, calling it "one of Lupino's best directorial efforts."

Initially released as part a double bill with Lupino's "The Hitch-Hiker," "The Bigamist" is included in the book "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die."

(source: Wikipedia)

* The Ghost and The GuestThe Ghost and The Guest

Time: 2:00 pm

Today's "Thriller Thursday" feature (1943) stars James Dunn, Robert Dudley, Mabel Todd, Sam McDaniel, and Florence Rice.

This comedy-mystery finds a newlywed couple honeymooning in a house they think is haunted but which is really overrun by a gang of criminals trying to recover stolen loot.

Based on an original story by cartoonist and animator Milt Gross, the screenplay was the first film script by comedian Morey Amsterdam, who played Buddy Sorrell on "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

(source: Wikipedia)

* MutinyMutiny

Time: 3:00 pm

(1952) ...starring Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans, and Rhys Williams. Based on a story by Hollister Noble, an American naval captain during the War of 1812 is charged with sailing to France to obtain a war loan in gold. NOT about the Bounty, this "Mutiny" was the first made by Edward Dmytryk after he gave testimony to the HUAC.

(source: Wikipedia)

* Women in The NightWomen in The Night

Time: 2:00 pm

(1948) This film stars Tala Birell, William Henry, Richard Loo, Virginia Christine, Bernadene Hayes, Gordon Richards, Frances Chung, and Jean Brooks.

Also known as "When Men Are Beasts," "Women in The Night" depicts activities of German and Japanese who wish revenge on the Allies with a cosmic ray weapon.

(source: Wikipedia)

* Fighting CaravansFighting Caravans

Time: 2:00 pm

(1931) ...starring Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, and Ernest Torrence.

Based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Zane Grey, this Western is about a young frontier scout who helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try to save him from falling in love.

(source: Wikipedia)

* HeartbeatHeartbeat

Time: 2:00 pm

(1946) ...starring Ginger Rogers, Basil Rathbone, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Adolphe Menjou, Melville Cooper, Mikhail Rasumny, and Henry Stephenson.

In Paris, a young woman runs away from a reform school, joins a pickpocket academy, and finds herself falling for the handsome diplomat she's been blackmailed into stealing from.

"Heartbeat" is a direct remake of the French romantic drama "Battement de cœur."

(source: Wikipedia)

* The Kennel Murder CaseThe Kennel Murder Case

Time: 2:00 pm

Today's "Thriller Thursday" feature (1933) stars William Powell and Mary Astor.

Adapted from the 1933 novel of the same name, this mystery film is about society sleuth Philo Vance's investigation of a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.

Powell's role as Philo Vance is not the actor's first performance as the aristocratic sleuth. He also portrays the character in three films produced by Paramount in 1929 and 1930.

One film historian considered the film a "masterpiece" in the August 1984 issue of Films in Review, calling it one of the greatest screen adaptations of a Golden Age mystery novel.

"The Kennel Murder Case" was remade in 1940 with James Stephenson playing Vance and renamed "Calling Philo Vance."

(source: Wikipedia)

* The Admiral was A LadyThe Admiral was A Lady

Time: 3:00 pm

(1950) ...starring Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Richard Erdman, and Hillary Brooke.

This comedy is about an ex-WAVE who encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

The working title of "The Admiral was A Lady" was "Once Over Lightly," which also is the title of one of the songs in the film.

(source: Wikipedia)

* James/Frankenstein's DaughterJames/Frankenstein's Daughter

Time: 2:00 pm

"Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter" (1966) stars John Lupton, Narda Onyx, Estelita Rodriguez, Cal Bolder, and Jim Davis.

This is a fictionalized version of the real-life western outlaw Jesse James' encounter with the fictional granddaughter of the famous Dr. Frankenstein.

This low-budget Western horror film was originally released as part of a double feature along with "Billy the Kid Versus Dracula."

(source: Wikipedia)

* Call of The YukonCall of The Yukon

Time: 2:00 pm

(1938) ...starring Richard Arlen, Beverly Roberts, Lyle Talbot, Mala, and Swift Lightning. (Also featuring Firefly the Collie, Buck the St. Bernard, Toughie the Bear, Roughie the Bear, and Winkey the Talking Raven.)

Based on the 1926 novel "Swift Lightning A Story Of Wildlife Adventure In The Frozen North," the story is about a collie's courtship of a wolf-dog and its parallels to that of a writer and a trapper.

This action/adventure features extensive shots of the Alaskan location.

Working titles of "Call of The Yukon" were "Thunder in Alaska" and "Swift Lightning."

(source: Wikipedia)

* I Killed That ManI Killed That Man

Time: 2:00 pm

(1941) ...starring Ricardo Cortez, Joan Woodbury, Pat Gleason, George Pembroke, Iris Adrian.

Just prior to his execution, a condemned murderer decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of witnesses.

"I Killed That Man" was a remake of an earlier film, "The Devil's Mate."

(source: Wikipedia)


* Mr. Robinson CrusoeMr. Robinson Crusoe

Time: 3:00 pm

(1932) ...starring Douglas Fairbanks, William Farnum, Earle Browne, and Maria Alba.

The story is about a man who wagers that he can survive on a desert island without the accoutrements of modern civilization.

This South Seas comedy adventure featured location filming on Tahiti. During the filming. the sound equipment failed and the film had to be dubbed back in a California studio.

"Mr. Robinson Crusoe" is one of the few "talkie" films starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., in his penultimate film role; Fairbanks also produced the film and provided the story during the Great Depression.

Working titles for the film were "Tropical Knight," "A Modern Robinson Crusoe," and "Robinson Crusoe of the South Seas."

(source: Wikipedia)


* The City of The DeadThe City of The Dead

Time: 2:00 pm

(1960) ...starring Christopher Lee, Venetia Stevenson, Betta St. John, Patricia Jessel, and Valentine Dyall.

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey in his directorial debut, the supernatural horror film is about A young college student who travels to a fictional town on a professor's recommendation to write a research paper on witchcraft.

The script was originally written as a pilot for a television series starring Boris Karloff.

"The City of The Dead" was produced in the United Kingdom but set in America, and the British actors were required to speak with North American accents throughout.

With a long legacy of scenes and dialog from this film used in the music industry, "The City of The Dead" was originally released in the United States under the title "Horror Hotel."

(source: Wikipedia)

* Angel and The BadmanAngel and The Badman

Time: 2:00 pm

(1947) ...starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, and Irene Rich.

The film is about an injured gunfighter who is nursed back to health by a Quaker girl and her family whose way of life influences him and his violent ways.

"Angel and The Badman" was the first film Wayne produced as well as starred in.

Johnny Cash sang a song in 1993 called "Angel and the Badman," which he wrote after being inspired by this film.

"Angel and The Badman" also inspired two other successful films: "Witness" starring Harrison Ford and "The Outsider" starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts.

(source: Wikipedia)

* Dishonored LadyDishonored Lady

Time: 2:00 pm

(1947) ...starring Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder, William Lundigan, Natalie Schafer, Paul Cavanagh, and Margaret Hamilton. "Dishonored Lady" is the story of a beautiful art department editor at a high-profile Manhattan fashion magazine who becomes a lively party girl at night. Also known as "Sins of Madeleine," the film noir crime film is based on the 1930 play of the same name. Hedy Lamarr and John Loder were married when they made this film. They divorced before the year was out.

(source: Wikipedia)

* The New Adventures of TarzanThe New Adventures of Tarzan

Time: 3:00 pm

(1935) ...starring Herman Brix (known post-war as Bruce Bennett), Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker, and Lewis Sargent.

"The New Adventures of Tarzan" presents a more authentic version of the character than most other film adaptations, with Tarzan as the cultured and well-educated gentleman in the original Edgar Rice Burroughs novels.

This is the stand-alone feature film version to the 12-chapter serial.

It was filmed during the same period as the Johnny Weissmuller (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Tarzan" films.

"The New Adventures of Tarzan" features an alternate version of the famous Tarzan yell.

(source: Wikipedia)

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