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Classic Movie Discussion Group

Purpose: To view and discuss the best and most memorable classic movies of days gone by.

Membership: Open. Everyone is invited to the free viewings and discussions.

Organizers: Bert Garcia, Ron Roberts, and Tony Stephens.

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm, the second Wednesday of every month.

Meeting Place: Covenant Community Center, 322 West Pecan, Sherman, Texas.

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Next Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, December 11, 2019 -- "Sabrina" -- Presented by Ron Roberts

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 The chauffeur's daughter Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn) has had a long-time crush on playboy David Larrabee (William Holden), but David is not interested in Sabrina until she returns from a sojourn in Paris a sophisticated young lady. To protect the business interests of Larrabee Enterprises, David's older brother Linus Larrabee (Humphrey Bogart) sets about distracting Sabrina. The film was written and directed by Billy Wilder.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, January 8, 2020 -- "Young Frankenstein" -- Presented by Tony Stephens

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 This Mel Brooks comedy stars Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, and Peter Boyle. The grandson of Victor Frankenstein is a teaching surgeon who has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. But when he takes a leave of absence to examine the family castle, he takes up his grandfather's work. He implants an abnormal brain into his creation and this causes problems. But things really get out of hand when young Frankenstein's bride-to-be shows up at the castle.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, February 12, 2020 -- "Sergeant York" -- Presented by Ron Roberts

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 Gary Cooper portrays Alvin York, who went from humble beginnings to being one of the most celebrated American servicemen to fight in World War I. York claimed to be a conscientious objector when he received his draft notice. But when that was refused, he joined the infantry where he served with valor, capturing a large number of Germans and saving the lives of many of his men who were under heavy fire. The film was directed by Howard Hawks and also stars Walter Brennan and Joan Leslie.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, March 11, 2020 -- "The Sting" -- Presented by Bert Garcia

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 Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) pulls a standard street con and unknowingly steals from big time crime boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult and orders that Hooker be killed. While dodging would-be killers, Hooker seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, (Paul Newman) who is a master of the long con. They devise a complicated scheme to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money and amass a talented group of other con artists to help sting Lonnegan and even the score. The background music includes "Piano Rag" by Scott Joplin.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, April 8, 2020 -- "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" -- Presented by Tony Stephens

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 In this, director George Lucas' original Star Wars film, the Imperial Forces, under orders from Darth Vader (David Prowse), hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) work together with the droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the galaxy.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, May 13, 2020 -- "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" -- Presented by Ron Roberts

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 The Monty Python crew, including Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, turn history on its comic head when, in 10th century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. After a bit of a party at Camelot, they set forth on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles along the way.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, June 10, 2020 -- "Charade" -- Presented by Bert Garcia

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 Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Walter Matthau star in this Stanley Donen film. A valuable stash of stolen gold is buried in a plot to recover it years later. But members of the group turn on each other and set about trying to recover the loot for themselves. This is a who-can-you-trust situation right to the end. Scored with lush and suspenseful themes by Henry Mancini, this is a classic suspense film with comedy and romance to break the tension.