Past Nostalgia Night Series

2015: Reel Characters

2014: Play It Again

  • Casablanca   -- starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman; director Michael Curtiz
  • What's New, Pussycat? -- starring Peter Sellers and Peter O'Toole; director:  Clive Donner
  • Shenandoah -- starring James Stewart, Doug McClure; director: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • Top Hat -- starring Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire; director: Mark Sandrich
  • Chariots of Fire -- starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson; director: Hugh Hudson
  • The Tender Trap -- starring Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds; director: Charles Walters
  • Blazing Saddles -- starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder; Director: Mel Brooks
  • The Story of G.I. Joe -- starring Burgess Meredith, Robert Mtichum; director: William A. Wellman
  • Ghostbusters -- staring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd; director: Ivan Reitman
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes -- Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe; director: Howard Hawks

2013: British Invasion

  • Dr. No -- starring Sean Connery; director: Terence Young
  • Arsenic and Old Lace -- starring Cary Grant; director: Frank Capra 
  • The Eagle Has Landed -- starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, and Donald Pleasence; director: John Sturges
  • Royal Wedding -- starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, and Peter Lawford; director: Stanley Donen
  • Night Train to Munich, starring Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, and Margaret Lockwood; director: Carol Reed
  • Airport -- starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, and Jacqueline Bisset; director: George Seaton
  • Road to Bali --starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour; director: Hal Walker
  • Will Penny -- starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, and Donald Pleasance; director: Tom Gries
  • Vertigo -- starring James Stewart and Kim Novak; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Murder by Death -- starring Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Eileen Brennan; director: Robert Moore

2012: Casting Capers

2011: Living Legends

  • The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn; director: John Huston
  • Paint Your Wagon, starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg; director: Joshua Logan
  • Life with Father, starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Milner, and Edward Gwenn; director: Michael Curtiz
  • Sands of Iwo Jima, starring John Wayne, and Martin Milner; director: Allen Dwan
  • Houseboat, starring Sophia Loren, and Cary Grant; director: Melville Shavelson
  • Ride the High Country, starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley; director: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Lion in Winter, starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton; director: Anthony Harvey
  • The Spiral Staircase, starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore; director: Robert Siodmak
  • The China Syndrome, starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas; director: James Bridges
  • Bus Stop, starring Marilyn Monroe; director: Joshua Logan

2010: Birthday Bash

  • Robin and the Seven Hoods, starring Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra; director: Gordon Douglas
  • Separate Tables, starring Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth; director: Delbert Mann
  • Topper, starring Cary Grant, Constance Bennett; director: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Command Decision, starring Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon; director: Sam Wood
  • The Odd Couple, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau; director: Gene Saks
  • Grease, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John; director: Randal Kleiser
  • In the Heat of the Night , starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger; director: Norman Jewison
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice, starring Lana Turner, John Garfield; director: Tay Garnett
  • Blithe Spirit , starring Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings; director:  David Lean
  • 39 Steps, starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, director: Alfred Hitchcock

2009:  Cover Story

2008: Favorite Son

  • True Grit -- starring John Wayne, Kim Darby; director: Henry Hathaway
  • A Letter to Three Wives -- starring Jeanne Crain, Linda Darrell, Ann Southern; director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • A Streetcar Named Desire -- starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando; director: Elia Kazan
  • Teacher's Pet -- starring Clark Gable, Doris Day; director: George Seton
  • The Dirty Dozen -- starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine; director: Robert Aldrich
  • On Golden Pond -- starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda; director: Mark Rydell
  • Cheaper by the Dozen -- starring Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy; director: Walter Lang
  • High Noon -- starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly; director: Fred Zinnemann
  • The Trouble with Harry -- starring John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Easter Parade -- starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire; director: Charles Walters

2007: The Start of Something Big

  • Brief Encounter -- starring Trevor Howard, and Celia Johnson; director: David Lean
  • Double Indemnity -- starring Fred MacMurray, and Barbara Stanwyck director: Billy Wilder
  • East of Eden -- starring Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey; director: Elia Kazan
  • Funny Girl -- starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif; director: William Wyler
  • Harvey -- starring James Stewart; director: Henry Koster
  • Notorious -- starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Stagecoach -- starring John Wayne; director: John Ford
  • Support Your Local Sheriff -- starring James Garner; director: Burt Kennedy
  • To Sir, With Love -- starring Sidney Poitier; director: James Clavell
  • Twelve O'Clock High -- starring Gregory Peck; director: Henry King

2006: Catch a Rising Star

  • 12 Angry Men -- starring Jack Klugman, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, EG Marshall, and Martin Balsam; director: Sidney Lumet
  • All About Eve -- starring Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and Anne Baxter; director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • American Graffiti -- starring Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfus, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, and Ronnie Howard; director: George Lucas
  • Annie Get Your Gun -- starring Howard Keel and Betty Hutton; director: George Sidney
  • The Big Sleep -- starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Malone; director: Howard Hawks
  • On the Waterfront -- starring Martin Balsam, Fred Gwynn, Eva Marie Saint, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Rod Steiger; director: Elia Kazan
  • Pillow Talk -- starring Tony Randall, Doris Day and Rock Hudson; director: Michael Gordon
  • Rio Bravo -- starring Angie Dickinson, John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson; director: Howard Hawks
  • Sabrina -- starring William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, and Audrey Hepburn; director: Billy Wilder
  • Von Ryan's Express -- starring James Brolin, Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard; director: Mark Robson

2005: Behind the Scenes

  • The Apartment -- starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred Mac Murray; director: Billy Wilder
  • Bad Day at Black Rock -- starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan; director: John Sturges
  • Blackboard Jungle -- starring Glenn Ford and Anne Francis; director: Richard Brooks
  • The French Connection -- starring Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey; director: William Friedkin
  • How to Marry a Millionaire -- starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall: director: Jean Negulesco
  • The Hustler -- starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason; director: Robert Rossen
  • Leave Her to Heaven -- starring Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde; director: John Stahl
  • Psycho -- starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Liegh; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Red River -- starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift; director: Howard Hawks
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown -- starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell; director: Charles Walters

2004: Salute to Radio City Music Hall

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood -- starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland; director: Micahel Curtiz, William Keighley
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof -- starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman; director: Richard Brooks
  • Charade -- starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn; director: Stanley Donen
  • Dark Victory -- starring Bette Davis, George Brent; director:  Edmund Goulding
  • The Pink Panther -- starring David Niven and Peter Sellers; director: Blake Edwards
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers -- starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel; director: Stanley Donen
  • The Sting -- starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford; director: George Roy Hill
  • Suspicion -- starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • To Kill a Mockingbird -- starring Gregory Peck and John Menga; director: Robert Mulligan
  • Woman of the Year -- starring Spencer Tray and Katharine Hepburn, director: Geogre Stevens

2003: The Midas Touch

  • An Affair to Remember -- starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr; director: Leo McCarey
  • Father of the Bride -- starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor; director: Vincente Minnelli
  • The Good,  the Bad and the Ugly -- starring Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach; director: Sergio Leone
  • Meet Me in St. Louis -- starring Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien; director: Vincente Minnelli
  • Mister Roberts -- starring Henry Fonda and James Cagney; directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy
  • The Quiet Man -- starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara; director: John Ford
  • Rear Window -- starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Sergeant York -- starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan; director: Howard Hawks
  • Sunset Blvd. -- starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson; director: Billy Wilder
  • Too Hot to Handle -- starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy; director: Jack Conway

2002: See the World Upon the Silver Screen

  • Above Suspicion -- starring Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray; director: Richard Thorpe
  • Blue Hawaii -- starring Elvis Presley and Joan Blackman; director: Norman Taurog
  • Donovan's Reef -- starring John Wayne and Lee Marvin; director: John Ford
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips -- starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson; director: Sam Wood
  • The Great Race -- starring Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood; director: Blake Edwards
  • Lost Horizon -- starring Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt; director: Frank Capra
  • The Sundowners -- starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum; director: Fred Zinnemann
  • To Catch a Thief -- starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • The White Cliffs of Dover -- starring Irene Dunne and Alan Marshal; director:  Clarence Brown
  • You Only Live Twice -- starring Sean Connery; director: Lewis Gilbert

2001: Gone but Not Forgotten

  • Bullitt -- starring Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn; director: Peter Yates
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir -- starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison;  director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Guys and Dolls -- starring Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons; director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Key Largo -- starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall; director: John Huston
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance -- starring James Stewart and John Wayne; director: John Ford
  • The Night of the Iguana -- starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, and Deborah Kerr; director: John Huston
  • North by Northwest -- starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro -- starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner; director: Henry King
  • Some Like It Hot -- starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon; director: Billy Wilder
  • The Thin Man -- starring William Powell and Myrna Loy; director: W. S. Van Dyke

2000: Memory Makers

  • Adam's Rib -- starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn; director: George Cukor
  • Ben-Hur -- starring Charlton Heston; director: William Wyler
  • Dial M for Murder -- starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly; director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Dirty Harry -- starring Clint Eastwood; director: Don Siegel
  • Grapes of Wrath -- starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine; director: John Ford
  • It Happened One Night -- starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert; director: Frank Capra
  • Rebel Without a Cause -- starring James Dean and Natalie Wood; director: Nicholas Ray
  • Singin' in the Rain -- starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds; directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
  • Sorry Wrong Number -- starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster; director: Anatole Litvak
  • Stalag 17 -- starring William Holden and Don Taylor; director: Billy Wilder

1999: Lights! Camera! Action!

  • American in Paris -- starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron; director: Vincente Minnelli
  • Finian's Rainbow -- starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark; director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Gaslight -- starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman; director: George Cukor
  • Giant -- starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean; director: George Stevens
  • How the West Was Won -- starring James Steward, John Wayne and Gregory Peck; directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway
  • Laura -- starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews; director: Otto Preminger
  • The Man Who Would Be King -- starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine; director: John Huston
  • The Mouse that Roared -- starring Peter Sellers and Jean Seberg;  director: Jack Arnold
  • My Favorite Wife -- starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant; director: Garson Kanin
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo -- starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson; director: Mervyn LeRoy

1998: Box Office Bonanzas

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's -- starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard; director: Blake Edwards
  • The Caine Mutiny -- starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrar, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray; director: Edward Dmytryk
  • Deliverance -- starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds; director: John Boorman
  • The Graduate -- starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft; director: Mike Nichols
  • The King and I -- starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr; director: Walter Lang
  • M*A*S*H -- starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould; director: Robert Altman
  • A Man for All Seasons -- starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller and Robert Shaw; director: Fred Zimmerman
  • The Philadelphia Story -- starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart; director: George Cukor
  • Shane -- starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur; director: George Stevens
  • West Side Story -- starring Natalie Wood and George Chakiris; directors: Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

1997: And the Winner Wasn't

1996: From the Bookshelves to the Big Screen

1995: World War II

  • The Best Years of Our Lives -- starring Frederic March, Dana Andrews and Myrna Loy; director: William Wyler
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai -- starring William Holden and Alec Guinness; director: David Lean
  • Casablanca -- starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman; director: Michael Curtiz
  • The Great Escape -- starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough; director: John
  • The Guns of the Navarone -- starring David Niven, Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn; director: J. Lee Thompson
  • Judgment at Nuremberg -- starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark; director: Stanley Kramer
  • The Longest Day -- starring John Wayne, Robert Ryan and Richard Burton; directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki
  • Mrs. Miniver -- starring Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon; director: William Wyler
  • Patton -- starring George C. Scott and Karl Malden; director: Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Schindler's List -- starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley; director: Steven Spielberg