Master of suspense celebrated this weekend



ELLSWORTH — Look for Alfred Hitchcock, who slyly made a fleeting appearance in all his pictures, when three of the late Hollywood director’s best known psychological thrillers screen this weekend at The Grand. Admission costs $5 per person, per movie.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, movie-goers can take in “Dial M for Murder” as part of the landmark theater’s Alfred Hitchcock Film Series. In the sole 3-D movie Hitchcock ever made, the plot revolves around a British tennis pro (Ray Milland) who suspects his wife (Grace Kelly) is having an affair with a handsome American (Robert Cummings).

At 4 p.m. “Rear Window” will be screened. In the film, a photojournalist (James Stewart), immobilized by a broken leg, passes the time watching with binoculars the goings-on in other apartments through his rear window. The dull days are broken by visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and fashion model girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and the dramatic realization that he may have witnessed a murder.

The Hitchcock series concludes at 7 p.m. with “Psycho,” which is about Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who quits her job and takes off with $40,000 from the real estate agency in hopes of starting a new life. Her flight takes an ominous twist when she stops for the night at the Bates Motel.

For more info, call 667-9500 and visit grandonline.org.

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