Third Thursday Film Series

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Flyer for this Fall's Third Thursday Film Series aboard the SS Red Oak Victory Ship.

Third Thursday Film Series

The Best Medicine: Classic Comedies of WWII

Stalag 17 (1953)
September 21st - Starts at 7pm

This film was based on a Broadway Play written by Donald Bevin and Edmund Trczinsci and was based on their experiences as POWs. Trczinsci actually appears in the film portraying a prisoner. This film became the basis for the 1960s television series Hogan’s Heroes. William Holden won the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Sefton.

I was a Male War Bride (1949)
October 19th, Starts at 7pm
Service members returning to the Home Front from overseas were often befuddled and frustrated by post war bureaucracy. This film gently (and not so gently) and hilariously pokes fun at the hoops some had to jump through, including those affected by The War Bride Act.

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
November 16th, Starts at 7pm
Blake Edwards partially based this story on a question he was repeatedly asked by his son (Edwards served in the Coast Guard during WWII). This was Hollywood tough guy James Coburn’s first starring role but the comedic elements are pure Blake Edwards.

Father Goose (1964)
December 21st, Starts at 7pm

This Academy Award winning film is considered one of Cary Grant’s most endearing comedies. Although set in WWII, this is a family-friendly movie that will have everyone laughing out loud and leaving with a smile on their face.


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