Folks “Gone Traveling” for work and pleasure is the theme of the Thursday Film series in July. The movies will be shown in the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, every Thursday throughout the month. They are free of charge and tickets or reservations are not required.
•July 5, 2 p.m.: The Road to Utopia (1946) — In their fourth “Road” picture, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope head north to Alaska during the 1890’s Gold Rush. Between trading wisecracks and singing a few songs the boys meet up with Dorothy Lamour and go in search of a gold mine in this entertaining comic romp.
•July 12, 10:30 a.m. Special Time: I Know Where I’m Going (1947) — A headstrong woman enroute to her wedding is stranded by bad weather in a remote village in the Scottish Hebrides. Adding to her problems are some disquieting encounters with the handsome local laird, which may derail her carefully laid out plans for the future. Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey star in this charming romantic drama written and directed by Michael Powell.
•July 19, 2 p.m.: Flying Down to Rio (1933) — Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared together for the first time in this fanciful musical comedy. The plot concerns the romantic escapades of Delores Del Rio and efforts to save her father’s hotel in Rio de Janeiro. These efforts include staging a daffy musical revue with dancing girls strapped to the wings of airplanes in flight.
•July 26, 10:30 a.m. Special Time: Rome Adventure (1962) — A love-starved librarian named Prudence (Suzanne Pleshette) finds her good girl mores sorely tested by Troy Dohahue and the amourous allure of Italy in this sentimental love story. Delmer Daves directed this scenic film which costars Angie Dickinson, Rossano Brazzi and Constance Ford. The movie’s ever present love song “Al di La” became a top ten hit in 1962.