Welcome To The Toronto Film Society
Well, another summer has come to a close and the Toronto Film Society has geared up for our upcoming Fall and Winter series. Over the next 8 months our members can look forward to 7 Sunday Matninees and 7 Monday evenings of fantastic classic films sure to keep the winter blahs out. Be sure to check out the line up and come out and join us for what is sure to be a GREAT series.
|Cast:||Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer and Humphrey Bogart|
Tracy’s film debut is terrific in this very funny comedy about a pair of convicts who go to great lengths to help a buddy (Bogart) who’s fallen in love with a female prisoner (Luce).
|Cast:||Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irwin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette|
Steamboat captain Rogers pilots ramshackle floating waxworks museum from which he dispenses highly alcoholic cure-all medicine. Highly entertaining and the climactic steamboat race is a lulu.
|Cast:||Barry Sullivan, Joan Loring, Akim Tamiroff, Harry Morgan|
Sullivan does a fine job as a mob leader who lets his control slip, and his self- confidence is overwhelmed by insecurity and fear. The treacherous world of film noir combines beautifully with psychological suspense.
|Cast:||Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence|
Suspense is very well-handled in the case of an F.B.I. agent uncovering the head crime-pin of a city mob. An exciting semi-documentary based on actual facts.
Toronto Film Society is dedicating this weekend to Pre-Code films. What exactly does Pre-Code mean? This term refers to films made before the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, under Will H. Hays with Joseph L. Breen, director of the Code Administration, put into strict effect on July 1, 1934 the self-regulatory code of ethics created in 1930. The code set forth general standards of “good taste” and specific do’s and don’ts concerning what could and could not be shown in American movies. Among the general principles of the code was the requirement that “no picture shall be produced which will lower the standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never be thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing, evil or sin.” The Code had a long reaching effect on American film producers and their films until the Supreme Court brought a sweeping revision to the Code in 1966 due to the pressures of social change. So please join us to see films that were racy, risqué, and even outrageous this coming May, 2013.
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|Friday, May 10th|
|9:00 AM||OPENING REMARKS|
|9:15 AM||BABY FACE (1933) - Barabara Stanwyck, George Bent||71 min.|
|10:45 AM||THE CHEAT (1931) Tallulah Bankhead, Irving Pichel||74 min.|
|1:10 PM||THREE BROADWAY GIRLS (1932) Joan Blondell, Madge Evans||79 min.|
|2:50 PM||MAN WANTED (1932) Kay Francis, David Manners, Una Merkel||62 min.|
|4:10 PM||MADAM SATAN (1930) Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth||116 min.|
|7:30 PM||THE LETTER (1930) Jean Eagels, Herbert Marshall||65 min.|
|8:55 PM||LAWYER MAN (1932) William Powell, Joan Blondell||72 min.|
|10:25 PM||SAFE IN HELL (1931) Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook||73 min.|
|12:00 AM||THE NAUGHTY FLIRT (1931) Alice White, Myrna Loy||56 min.|
|1:00 AM||SCREENING ENDS|
|Saturday, May 11th|
|9:00 AM||AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1931) Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney||96 min.|
|10:55 AM||BORN TO BE BAD (1934) Loretta Young, Cary Grant||62 min.|
|1:15 PM||GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (1931) Lilyan Tashman, Joel McCrea||66 min.|
|2:40 PM||THE CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932) Richard Barthelmess||78 min.|
|4:20 PM||BLONDE VENUS (1932) Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall||93 min.|
|7:20 PM||HOT SATURDAY (1932) Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott||73 min.|
|8:55 PM||JEWEL ROBBERY (1932) William Powell, Kay Francis||68 min.|
|10:25 PM||MIDNIGHT MARY (1933) Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez||74 min.|
|12:00 AM||NARCOTIC (1933) Harry Cording, Joan Dix, Patricia Farley||57 min.|
|1:00 AM||SCREENING ENDS|
|Sunday, May 12th|
|9:00 AM||BETTY BOOP CARTOONS|
|10:00 AM||THE STRANGE LOVE OF MOLLY LOUVAIN (1932) Ann Dvorak||73 min.|
|11:35 PM||EX-LADY (1933) Bette Davis, Gene Raymond||67 min.|
|2:40 PM||THE CRASH (1932) Ruth Chatterton, George Brent||58 min.|
|3:15 PM||TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934) Johnny Weissmuller||104 min.|
|5:20 PM||NO LIMIT (1931) Clara Bow, Norman Foster||72 min.|
|6:55 PM||SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933) Mae West, Cary Grant||66 min.|
|8:00 PM||SCREENING ENDS|