Friday, July 19 at 7:00 PM
The Patsy (USA, 1928)
Musical accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Director: King Vidor
Cast: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Dell Henderson, Lawrence Gray, Jane Winton
It's a brilliantly sustained double act – and typically for a British comedy, the difference of temperaments is also one of class. Where Edina is driven by fear of missing out, the posher Patsy has no such anxieties, staggering down the path of total hedonism with the grim assurance one of her forebears might have brought to ruling a colony in Africa.
Films directed by Jerry Lewis
THE PATSY CLINE COLLECTION offers all of Cline's most famous recordings and then some. This box set, which comes with a very handsome booklet detailing Cline's life and career, consists of four CDs: "Honky Tonk Merry Go Around," which includes early examples of Cline's original juke-joint style; "Moving Along," which shows her transitioning into her classic style; and "Heartaches" and "Sweet Dreams," which presents her in full "cross-over" mode, blending numerous popular musical idioms into a seamless whole.
Douglas dismissed as implausible the theory that Patsy Ramsey had written the ransom note, arguing that the ransom note had been written before the crime was committed. In Douglas's experience, it would be almost impossible for anyone to remain composed enough to write such a detailed letter in the immediate aftermath of a murder. Also supporting his hypothesis that the note was written before the murder, Douglas argued, was its use of what appeared to be phrases borrowed from movies, such as (1996) and (1994). He speculated that the movies may have inspired or motivated the perpetrator. He cited the repeated warnings that "she dies" and the admonition "Don't try to grow a brain," which were borrowed from and respectively.