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Old Chestnut Film Society puts spotlight on Tracy, Hepburn

The films of the great Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn are the focus of the new season of the Old Chestnut Film Society.

The classic film series opens Friday with “Morning Glory” (1933) starring Hepburn as an actress working her way up to stardom. She won her first Oscar for the film. Here’s the rest of the schedule:

Nov. 13: “Looking for Trouble” (1934). Tracy is a telephone company worker who gets mixed up with criminals.

Dec. 11: “A Woman Rebels” (1936). Hepburn fights for women’s rights in Victorian England.

Jan. 8: “Captains Courageous” (1937). Tracy won an Oscar as a seaman who teaches a spoiled boy about the sea – and life.

Feb. 2: “Holiday” (1938). Hepburn and Cary Grant team up in George Cukor comedy.

March 11: “Adam’s Rib” (1949). It’s Tracy and Hepburn as dueling lawyers in another Cukor classic.

April 8: “The Last Hurrah” (1958). Tracy stars as a mayor looking for a fifth term in John Ford drama.

May 13: “The Rainmaker” (1956). Hepburn plays a spinster who falls for a con man (Burt Lancaster).

The movies start at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Philip Sheridan School (3200 Elmwood Ave.). Individual movies are $6 each; a series ticket is a good deal at $32. Call 836-4757.

– Toni Ruberto

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