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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920) with live music
2 August 2020 2:00 PM
State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
This famous story has been filmed many times, but this silent version captures the Victorian atmosphere and struggle between good and evil realistically, while legendary actor, John Barrymore is unforgettable in the lead role. A true horror movie, this film is considered to be most faithful to the original book. “In this 1920 silent version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, John Barrymore is dignified and virtuous as Dr Henry Jekyll, and transforms into Id incarnate as the lascivious Mr. Hyde.
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August 16 The Proud Valley
16 August 2020 2:00 PM
State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street, sydney nsw 2000
Sunday at 2pm Paul Robeson in The Proud Valley (1940) with soundtrack Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library NSW. 76 minutes
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Hell's Hinges (1916)
23 August 2020 2:00 PM
State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street, sydney nsw 2000
July 5 Sunday at 2pm Hell’s Hinges (1916) silent film live music Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library NSW. 64 minutes
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Swing Time (1936)
30 August 2020 2:00 PM
NSW State Library Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street, sydney nsw 2000
July 19 Sunday at 2pm Swing Time (1936) Directed by George Stevens with soundtrack. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library NSW. 103 minutes
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) with soundtrack
6 December 2020 2:00 PM
State Library NSW Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Laurence Olivier once observed that he learned more about acting from watching [Spencer] Tracy than in any other way. Undertaking the dual title role in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Victorian science-fiction thriller, Tracy fulfilled that compliment by abandoning his characteristic down-to-earth image for the most terrifying portrayal of his career. Also cast against type are Sweater Sweetheart Lana Turner as Jekyll’s fiancée and Ingrid Bergman, who plays Hyde’s victimized Cockney mistress.