Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) & The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946): Bad love

If you'd like to have dinner before the movies, please note that when you RSVP (add a Comment, using the "Join the Conversation" box), so we can get a head count. We'll go to Cafe Epi (click for info). We'll meet around 5:45 PM. Non-diners, we'll meet you on the balcony landing around: 7:10 PM.

See this program for just $5 ($4, seniors)! Read the Comment below for details!

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

And now, on with the show!

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Starts: 7:30 PM, Ends: 9:00 PM

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey
Director: Anatole Litvak
Plot: Confined to her bed, a woman overhears a telephone conversation that suggests a murder plot, but is she the intended victim? Based on the hit radio play. Stanwyck would earn an Oscar nomination for her performance

Then, Stanwyck becomes the plotter versus the plottee

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Starts: 9:10 PM, Ends: ~11:05 PM

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
Director: Louis Milestone
Plot: Martha Ivers has a homicidal secret, but as long as she's married to the town's weak, alcoholic DA, she can rule the roost. But when her old boyfriend shambles back into town, the past just won't stay buried...

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.


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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  • Russ

    Much like her male colleagues (think: Bogart, Cagney, Robinson, even Cary Grant) -- and unlike many of her female ones, Stanwyck was willing to play characters who weren't entirely sympathetic. Even Leona Stevenson -- the ultimate victim -- isn't completely blameless. As much as anything, that's what keeps her performances from dating, and makes her seem so contemporary, even 70 years later! Plus, no one was as willing to push the envelope on emotional range as she was. From the tiniest changes of expression to outright hysteria, she was fearless, and so skilled her choices always seemed true and right, not "actor-y." These are two fine examples of her skills.

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • Jim

    We had some discussion before Martha Ives as to whether Kirk Douglas is still with us -- yes, he is currently age 97!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Jim

    Could have sworn that the RSVP deadline was 2:00pm. I'll be at the 7:30 show.

    May 3, 2014

    • Russ

      Sorry. Copy error. Are you joining the group for dinner, or just the movies?

      May 3, 2014

    • Jim

      Movie only.

      May 3, 2014

  • Jim C. B.

    I have a conflict on Saturday, so I won't be able to join you. I was able to get to see them on Friday and enjoyed both.

    May 3, 2014

  • Aqua T.

    the ticket is for both?can i just watch one and go?

    May 2, 2014

    • Russ

      The ticket covers the double-bill, but you can just stay for one feature, if you want. However, to join the group's activities, you must be a PAID member, as your trial period has expired. Hope you'll make the investment.

      May 3, 2014

  • Deborah

    See you for dinner and the first film.

    May 3, 2014

  • John


    May 2, 2014

    • Russ

      Coming to the movies?

      May 2, 2014

  • Russ

    Dinner venue will be: Cafe Epi.

    May 2, 2014

  • Russ

    I'll bring the yellow, discount tickets to the dinner. Please have your fivers ready. Thanks!

    May 2, 2014

  • Marie L.

    Dinner, discount - I just made it, right? :)

    May 2, 2014

    • Russ

      Yep. You're good.

      May 2, 2014

  • Philippe

    Wish I could join you but I have a hike then dinner on the East Bay.

    May 2, 2014

    • Russ

      You must be pretty popular: The entire East Bay is buying you dinner?

      1 · May 2, 2014

  • James C.

    Dinner, too.

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dinner & Discount please.

    May 2, 2014

  • Diane


    May 2, 2014

  • David L.

    Dinner, Discount.

    April 29, 2014

  • Russ

    Thanks to our paying members, we can now offer Discount Tickets! To purchase a discount ticket, you must: a) Be a Paid member (sorry, no Trial members), b) Post the comment "Discount" on the event page no later than 24-hours prior to the event, c) Collect your ticket no later than 15-minutes before show time, and d) Pay cash. Discount tickets are: $5 (adult, a $2 savings) and $4 (senior, $1 off normal senior fare). See you at the movies!

    April 28, 2014

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