Classic Movie Who Dunnits

GENINT 731.328

Osher (50+). In this course, we watch and discuss six classic mysteries from the 1940's and 1950's.  

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Why do we love mysteries? It’s a mystery we try to solve while we enjoy six classic examples: Carol Reed’s elegant The Third Man (1949), featuring one of Orson Welles’ greatest performances; Otto Preminger’s Laura (1944) about a woman so desirable that even the detective who’s investigating her murder falls in love with her; the witty and suspenseful Anatomy of a Murder (1959), starring James Stewart and introducing George C. Scott to the big screen; Clint Eastwood’s haunting Mystic River; Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1940), starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine; and finally Billy Wilder’s Witness for the Prosecution (1957), with Marlene Dietrich, and a bravura portrayal of the defense barrister by Charles Laughton. Bring your magnifying glass, deerstalker hat, and your best incarnation of Sherlock Holmes.

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