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Sunday April 1, 2012: 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

A CHARLES LAUGHTON DOUBLE BILL: In Ruggles of Red Gap (1935-91 min.), the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) loses his stuffy butler Marmaduke Ruggles (Laughton) to rowdy American poker player Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles). Marmaduke’s new home is the cow town of Red Gap, Washington. Walter De Leon, Harlan Thompson and Humphrey Pearson scripted Leo McCarey’s classic comedy, from Harry Leon Wilson’s novel. After a brief intermission, we present The Canterville Ghost (1944-97 min.), in which six year-old Lady Jessica de Canterville (Margaret O’Brien) and American soldier Cuffy Williams (Robert Young) help cowardly ghost Sir Simon de Canterville (Laughton) prove his courage in WWII England. Edwin Harvey Blum scripted this Oscar Wilde adaptation for director Jules Dassin. 1:30 p.m.