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September 08, 2004

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Stanford Theatre Stanford Theatre (September 08, 2004)

The Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Ave. in Palo Alto. Screenings are for Wednesday and Thursday. For more information call (650) 324-3700.

"City Girl" (silent, 1930) A farmer's son goes to the city to sell their wheat crop. While there, he meets and marries a waitress, whom he brings home with him. Problems arise as the son's family and the city girl try to adjust to life together on the farm. Wed. at 7:30 p.m.

"Sunrise" (silent, 1927) A man and his wife live in the country. The man is seduced by a woman from the city into a plan to drown his wife, but when the time comes he cannot do the deed. He spends the rest of the film trying to win back his wife's trust. Wed. at 9 p.m.

"The Ladykillers" (1955) A supposed music teacher (Alec Guinness) rents a room from an eccentric old lady and plans a robbery with four unmusical friends who pretend to form a string quintet. Also starring Peter Sellers. Thu. at 7:30 p.m.

"Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949) In this elegant black comedy, the scion of a blue-blooded family systematically murders all the cousins who stand between him and the succession. All eight of his victims are played by Alec Guinness. Thu. at 5:30 & 9:10 p.m.

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