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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

This Spencer Tracy movie is not the typical light comedic fare but rated very highly, and I love this actor.

Please bring a snack to share or a donation for the cause ($5-10 suggested).

Hope you can join us!

Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the unconditional surrender of Japan, and the resultant hatred towards Japanese-Americans, one-armed John J. Macreedy alights at Black Rock from a train in order to give a medal to the last known relative, Komoko, of a deceased Japanese-American army officer, Joe. His attempts to do so will pit him against the entire town - including the Sheriff himself - that is intent on covering up a dark secret; attempts will be made to run him off the road while driving; he will be threatened, and the telephone operator will refuse to connect him to the State Police; the Railway Station's employee will not dispatch a telegram; while the local Mortician will warn him that he should prepare for his death by nightfall.

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Speaking of 'nightfall,' we may follow this with another classic feature, "Nightfall" from 1957. This noir classic stars Ann Bancroft and Aldo Ray.

plot: Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

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Types of food usually include crackers, cheese, some kinds of dip, veggie and fruit plates, desserts, etc. Sometimes more substantial things show up like a casserole, but mostly snacks & desserts as well as assorted beverages, often including wine. Anyway, just bring whatever you like to eat & we'll share whatever comes! :-)

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  • Nancy M

    HI Cynthia ~ Welcome to the group! :-)
    Types of food usually include crackers, cheese, some kinds of dip or other fruit plate, etc. Sometimes more substantial things show up like a cassarole, but mostly snacks, desserts as well as assorted beverages, often including wine. Anyway, just bring whatever you like to eat & we'll share whatever comes! :-)

    July 31, 2012

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    A former member

    Hi Nancy, I'm new to the group. What type of snacks are usually brought? Finger foots or something more substantial?

    July 31, 2012

  • Nancy M

    If people are up for it, since this event starts early, we might have this one be a double-feature including Nightfall (1957), a noir classic! :-)

    July 28, 2012

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