New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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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)

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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.

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It Happened Tomorrow
(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.