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River Street Theatre to Host an Alfred Hitchcock Weekend in Jaffrey

River Street Theatre to Host an Alfred Hitchcock Weekend in Jaffrey

The River Street Theatre (RST) announced that they will be showing two of Alfred Hitchcock's most acclaimed mystery thriller films from the early British period of his career. The 39 Steps will be shown on Friday, March 30 and The Lady Vanishes will be shown on Saturday, March 31, both at 7pm.

The 39 Steps (1935) is about a man in London who tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information. It stars Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, and Peggy Ashcroft. The London Times calls it, "a masterclass in propulsive narrative cinema that even today's so-called blockbuster auteurs should study."

The Lady Vanishes (1938) A most innocent Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty) disappears on her return train trip from a vacation in the Balkans. However, Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) is the only person, on a train filled with suspicious and unsavory characters, who can attest that Miss Froy was ever on that trip. Also stars, Michael Redgrave and Paul Lukas. The UK Observer calls The Lady Vanishes, "the greatest-ever comedy-thriller, the greatest film set on a train, a faultlessly cast mirror held up to the nation in the year of Munich."

Tickets for both Hitchcock films are $5.00. More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at riverst.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after-hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.



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