New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series
Halloween Double Feature
I Married a Witch & It Happened Tomorrow
October 29, 1999 (Friday)
7:00 p.m. (NOTE: Start Time) Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)
I Married a Witch
Note: 7:00 p.m. START
(American, 1942, 82 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
Directed by René Clair Starring Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley
As she burns at the stake, a 17th-century witch places a curse on her accuser: from that day forward, all of his descendants will be unhappy in marriage. A bolt of lightening in the present frees the witch's spirit and she returns to personally carry out her sorcery. Based on the Thorne Smith novel The Passionate Witch, the movie is considered the forerunner of the TV series Bewitched.
It Happened Tomorrow
Note: 8:30 p.m. APPROXIMATE START TIME
(American, 1944, 85 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
Directed by René Clair Starring Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie
IT HAPPENED TOMORROW, a comedy-fantasy set in the 1890s, is the story of a young newspaper reporter who mysteriously becomes privy to special editions of his newspaper which carry tomorrow's headlines. His seeming gift for prophecy leads to unexpected complications.