The Spirit of St. Louis (November 1) – Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. Charles ‘Slim’ Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing. (1957, 135 minutes, color).
Hell’s Angels (November 8) – Starring Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow. Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man’s arms. (1930, 127 minutes, black & white).
The Blue Max (November 15) – Starring George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress. A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills. (1966, 156 minutes, color).
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (November 22) – Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Helene Joy, Tatiana Maslany. Set in the late 1880’s, a widowed mother of three struggles to keep her family intact and to put food on the table. The oldest daughter sends a letter to her estranged and very wealthy grandmother urging her assistance, much to her mother’s disapproval. When the grandmother arrives, old wounds are opened but eventually healed. Based on a story by Louisa May Alcott. (2008, 90 minutes, color).
Twelve O’Clock High (November 29) – Starring Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill. A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape (1949, 132 minutes, black & white).
A Christmas Carol (December 6) – Starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison. An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (1951, 135 minutes, black & white).
Miracle on 34th Street (December 13) – Starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (1947, 96 minutes, black & white).
White Christmas (December 20) – Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (1954, 120 minutes, color).
It’s a Wonderful Life (December 27) – Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. (1946, 130 minutes, black & white).
Marked Woman (January 3) – Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane. A crusading DA persuades a clip joint “party girl” to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory “parties.” (1937, 96 minutes, black & white)
In This Our Life (January 10) – Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent. The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister’s husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman’s former fiancé. (1942, 97 minutes, black & white)
All This, and Heaven Too (January 17) – Starring Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn. A duchess’ irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family’s lives forever. (1940, 143 minutes, black & white)
Dark Victory (January 24) – Starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she’ll meet her final days with dignity. (1939, 104 minutes, black & white)
Jezebel (January 31) – Starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent. In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (1938, 103 minutes, black & white)