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"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) & "The Wrong Man" (1957): Innocents at risk

If you'd like to have dinner before the first movie, please note that in your RSVP, so we can get a head count. We'll meet at Crepevine (click the name for info), starting at 5:45 PM. Order and pay at the counter. Non-diners, we'll meet you at the theater, around 7:15 PM, IN THE BALCONY.

The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket.

And now, on with the show!

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Starts: 7:30 PM, Ends: 9:30 PM

Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Plot: An innocent family, on vacation in Morocco, stumble onto an assassination plot. To ensure their silence, the plotters kidnap the couple's son. The only film Hitchcock ever remade.

And then, there's no rest for the innocent!

The Wrong Man (1957) Starts: 9:40 PM, Ends: ~11:20 PM

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Plot: An innocent man is mis-identified as an armed robber, but the more he strives to prove his innocence, the more his life spirals out of control, and the more guilty he appears -- at least, to the police. This is a much over-looked Hitchcock rarity that's unlike anything else he ever made. First, it's based on a true story. Second, it's shot in a quasi-documentary fashion without the usual, "Hitchcockian" set-pieces, and third, Hitchcock even used some of the actual locations and people. Don't miss it!

Parking & Getting There

Click Here for a Google map to the Stanford Theatre
221 University Ave, Palo Alto

Parking is easy if you use the surface lots near University Ave., or the garages under City Hall, NOLA/Old Pro, or the parking structures at Bryant near Lytton, or on High, just south of University.

PLEASE:

  • If you don't connect with us before the movie, look for us in the BALCONY!!
  • Bring cash to keep things simple.
  • Arrive on time.

See you there!

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  • Marguerite

    Good to see you.

    March 18, 2013

  • Russ

    "Man" remains a silly slog. Probably of more interest for those seeking autobiography in Hitchcock's work, with its depiction of a troubled marriage: A wife sacrificing a successful career (Alma Reville?) to support her prominent husband (Hitch?). "Wrong Man" is an unjustly ignored classic. Brilliant, moody, noir photography, and Hitchcock ratchets up the tension in a Kafka-esque tale of justice gone wrong. Atypically, there are no villains, here. The only villain is the implacable, grinding of the justice system gone off the tracks, because of human error. See it if you can (only five of us stayed...).

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I arrived just in time to see the "Wrong Man" but missed the group :( but you can count me as #6.
      I had never even heard of this one!

      March 17, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    Great as always!

    March 17, 2013

  • Philippe

    Sorry Russ, just came home and too tired to go back on the road.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll try to get there for second movie. Sorry to miss the first one!

    March 16, 2013

  • David L.

    Running late for dinner. Be there about six.

    March 16, 2013

  • John

    dinner

    March 16, 2013

  • Sarah

    dinner

    March 16, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    Hi Russ,
    I would like to come to dinner at the Crepevine. I am having work on my car. If I run late, I will meet you at the theatre.

    March 16, 2013

  • Mary

    Dinner, please.

    March 15, 2013

  • Will W.

    Dinner

    March 15, 2013

  • LaVonne

    Sorry, I won't be able to come after all.

    March 14, 2013

  • Toni R.

    We are all joining for dinner.

    March 14, 2013

  • Lisa

    Dinner!

    March 14, 2013

  • Russ

    From today's SF Chronicle: "If you're looking to delve deeper into the master's work, might I suggest his two very different 1956 films, playing as a double feature through Sunday at the Stanford: A remake of "The Man Who Knew Too Much," a colorful, exotic VistaVision spectacular starring James Stewart and Doris Day, and the downbeat, black-and-white "The Wrong Man," with Henry Fonda and Vera Miles, filmed almost in documentary style. For me, "The Wrong Man" is his most underrated film - a noir that, with a stripped-down look, serves as a dry run for the B-movie aesthetic of "Psycho." Both are part of, as film historian Dave Kehr pointed out recently in the New York Times, "a less-noticed cycle within Hitchcock's work: films centered on marriages and the careful negotiations necessary to ensure their survival."

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Bay-Area-repertory-film-picks-March-14-17-4352428.php#ixzz2NXCPHB4d

    March 14, 2013

  • Philippe

    Maybe if I'm back on time from my hike/dinner. Thanks Russ.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    dinner too/crepevine

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there...I have another Meet Up Dinner and would like to join you for the second movie...I trust that will be okay??

    March 11, 2013

    • Russ

      Karen, Yes, that's fine. You may have to work a bit to find us, but feel free to join late.

      March 12, 2013

  • Brett W.

    My first event! Count me in for dinner. Never been to Crepevine, but I'm adventurous. Que sera sera.

    March 12, 2013

  • Diane B.

    Dinner.

    March 11, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    I would like to join the group for dinner.

    March 10, 2013

  • Sarah

    Dinner

    March 9, 2013

  • David L.

    Dinner.

    March 7, 2013

  • Marguerite

    Dinner, please

    March 5, 2013

  • Russ

    The Wrong Man trivia: When preparing for her crucial breakdown scene, actress Vera Miles went to Hitchcock and asked him how he wanted her to play it ("Loud? Soft? Hysterical? Quiet?"). Hitchcock, stunned by the question, gave a blank stare and shrugged his reply: "It doesn't matter. It's all in the lighting!" Then he walked off...

    March 3, 2013

  • Toni R.

    Hi-This will be the first time I am attending a meetup with this group. I will also join you for dinner. Thank you, Toni

    March 3, 2013

  • Carol

    Dinner

    March 3, 2013

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