Issaquah Train Depot film series returns for autumn

October 6, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 6, 2011

The popular Films @ the Train Depot! series includes Hollywood classics and mega-stars from a bygone era.

The latest series starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture.

The opening film in the series is “A Place in the Sun,” a 1951 classic starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. Clift portrays dirt-poor George Eastman. Winters is the spurned lover he leaves for Taylor, a stunning socialite.

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” from 1942 continues the series Nov. 12.

James Cagney picked up the Academy Award for Best Actor for the lavish screen portrayal of “Mr. Broadway,” George M. Cohan. The song-and-dance routines include memorable tunes, such as “Over There,” “It’s a Grand Old Flag,” “Give My Regards to Broadway” and the film’s rousing title number.

“We’re No Angels” from 1955 concludes the series Dec. 10.

Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov play escaped inmates scheming to steal from a shopkeeper on Christmas. But the cons’ plans change after the start to like the shopkeeper and his family.

Since the film program launched in October 2009, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of Bing Crosby films, train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

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