Film


Thursday March 1, 2012: 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

“HOME BEFORE DARK” (1958-136 min.). Recovering mental patient Charlotte (Jean Simmons) leaves the secure confines of a psychiatric ward to return to the dysfunctional environment responsible for her nervous breakdown, the New England home she shares with her college professor husband (Dan O’Herlihy), who seems more interested in Charlotte’s step-sister Joan (Rhonda Fleming) than in his wife. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. co-stars as Jake Diamond, a teacher who offers Charlotte the compassionate support she needs. Eileen and Robert Basing scripted this sensitive drama for director Mervyn LeRoy. 7:30 p.m.