Hitchcock series kicks-off with ‘Stage Fright’

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will begin the second installment of its “Hitchcock: Buried but Alive” series with the movie “Stage Fright” from Friday, Nov. 2-Thursday, Nov. 8. 

The “Hitchcock: Buried but Alive” series was created last December and presents the lesser-known and rarely-screened works of the eminent director Alfred Hitchcock. 

In this black and white thriller from 1950, the police think that actor Jonathan (Richard Todd) is a murderer, and they’re on his tail. He asserts that it was his lover, a famous actress (Marlene Dietrich), who killed the victim (not coincidentally, her husband).

He seeks shelter with his ex-girlfriend (Jane Wyman) who tries to prove him innocent by playing detective and assuming multiple disguises.

But once she is entangled in a web of deception, she fears everyone wears a mask. Others in the cast include Alastair Sim, Sybil Thorndike, Kay Walsh, and Hitchcock’s daughter Pat Hitchcock in her movie debut.

“Stage Fright” runs 110 minutes and is rated PG. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for this movie.

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