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Sun Reporter (21/Aug/1971) - 2 Hitchcock Thrillers On Bill At Surf



2 Hitchcock Thrillers On Bill At Surf

Alfred Hitchcock's two most famous early British thrillers, "The 39 Steps" and "The Lady Vanishes," will be shown on the same program through this Saturday, Aug. 21, on the Surf Theatre's current Janus Festival of international classics.

"The 39 Steps," a 1935 film re-released by Janus Films for the first time this year in the complete and original version, stars the late Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll in what is regarded as one of the most amusing and suave spy melodramas of all time. "The Lady Vanishes," made in 1938 and re-issued in new prints last year casts Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood and Dame May Whitty in a sinister international espionage tale set aboard a transcontinental train.

A program of German Expressionist cinema, Murnau's "The Last Laugh," Von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel," together with the surrealist classic "Un Chien Andalou," opens the following Sunday.

As a special feature of its summer policy, the Surf Theatre, on Irving at 46th Ave., is offering unusually low-priced matinées on Wednesdays and Saturdays.