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Old Chestnut showcases films of Stanwyck, Webb

Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb are the stars of the newest edition of the Old Chestnut Film Society.

The long-running film series opens Oct. 14 with the 1936 film “Banjo on My Knee” in which Stanwyck sings and dances along with Joel McCrea and Walter Brennan. It’s followed by two of Stanwyck’s most popular movies: the 1937 tearjerker “Stella Dallas” on Nov. 18 and the 1941 comedy “The Lady Eve” on Dec. 9.

Also: Jan. 13, Clifton Webb stars in “Sitting Pretty” (1948); Feb. 10, “The Lady Gambles” (1949) with Stanwyck and Robert Preston; March 10, “Dreamboat” (1952) starring Web and Ginger Rogers; April 7, the film noir “Clash by Night” (1952) with Stanwyck and Robert Ryan; and May 12, “Titanic” (1953) starring Stanwyck and Webb.

All screenings start at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Philip Sheridan School (3200 Elmwood Ave.). A series ticket is $32, individual tickets are $6. Call 836-4757.

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