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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books


The Prince and the Pauper

October 11, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.

The Prince and the Pauper is a 1937 adaptation of the book by Mark Twain. Ttwo boys are born on the same day: the pauper Tom and prince Edward, son of Henry VII of England.. As a boy, Tom sneaks into the palace garden and meets the prince, to discover that they could pass as twins. As a prank, they exchange clothes, but the guards discover them and throw out the prince. Nobody believes either of them when they try to tell the truth. Claude Rains stars as the Earl of Hertford, who plots to kill the prince after the king dies, and Errol Flynn as Miles Hendon, a soldier who comes to the aid of the prince. (118 min.)


Murder on the Orient Express

November 8, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.

Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 film based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie.

The film features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney), who is asked to investigate the murder of an American business tycoon aboard the Orient Express train. The suspects are portrayed by an all-star cast, including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins and Wendy Hiller.

The film was nominated for six Academy Awards: Best Actor (Finney), Best Supporting Actress (Bergman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. Bergman won the award. (131 min.)