UGT film matinees are on the first Sunday of each month
Sherlock Holmes Double Bill – Sunday 5th March 2.30pm
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939 BW 80m)/Spider Woman (1944 BW 63m)
Films starts at 2.30pm – Venue and cafe bar open at 2pm
All tickets are £5, includes tea and cake and great discussion after the film.
Cinema set in traditional and table style. Each film will be introduced
Two Basil Rathbone classics today. ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ is set in Victorian times and a phantom beast is the mystery. Then to the 1940s and in ‘Spider Woman’ a femme fatale is involved with some ghastly suicides.
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939 BW 80m)
This 1939 version is among the best-known cinematic adaptations of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel and is often regarded as one of the best. The film stars Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson and Richard Greene as Henry Baskerville.
The Hound of the Baskervilles marks the first of the fourteen Sherlock Holmes films starring Rathbone and Bruce as Holmes and Watson, respectively. It is also notable as the earliest known Sherlock Holmes film to be set in the Victorian period of the original stories.
Spider Woman (1944 BW 63m)
The Spider Woman (alternatively titled Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman and Spider Woman) is a 1944 mystery film starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, the seventh of fourteen such films the pair were involved in.
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes fakes his own death in Scotland in order to investigate a number of bizarre apparent suicides that he is convinced are part of an elaborate plot by “a female Moriarty”. Returning to his assistant Watson in secret, Holmes notes that all the victims were wealthy gamblers, so disguised as “Rajni Singh”, a distinguished Indian officer, he stalks London’s gaming clubs.
As with all films this season, there will be a short introduction giving details and some background information on the movie and the actors to look out for… and all the audience can look forward to having tea/coffee and cakes free after the movie and discussing this movie and other film buff subjects in very good company.
The venue will be set in both cinema and cabaret-table style for patrons anti