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Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series
Classic Movie Series
Wednesdays in May and September
Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome, but please no pets. Individuals consuming
alcohol at the event will need to purchase a $1 wristband. All City of Greenville
events are smoke-free. Movies begin at approximately 8 p.m. (sun down).
September 2014 Series
September 3 - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, 102 minutes)
In order to avoid the material copyrighted by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. for his 1922 Robin Hood, the scripters of this Flynn version relied on several legendary episodes that had never before been filmed, notably the battle between Robin and Little John (Alan Hale Sr., who played this part three times in his long career) and the "piggy-back" episode between Robin and Friar Tuck (Eugene Pallette). The film ties together the various ancient anecdotes with a storyline bounded by the capture in Austria of Richard the Lionheart (Ian Hunter) on one end and Richard's triumphant return to England on the other. Robin Hood is already an outlaw at the outset of the film, while Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) is initially part of the enemy camp, as one of Prince John's (Claude Rains) entourage. Marian warms up to Robin's fight against injustice (and to Robin himself), eventually becoming a trusted ally. James Cagney was originally announced for the role of Robin Hood, just before Cagney left Warner Bros. in a salary dispute. William Keighley was the original director, but he worked too slowly to suit the tight production schedule and was replaced by Michael Curtiz (both men receive screen credit). A lengthy opening jousting sequence was shot but removed from the final print; portions of this sequence show up as stock footage in the 1957 Warners film The Story of Mankind. The chestnut-colored Palomino horse ridden by de Havilland in the Sherwood Forest scenes later gained screen stardom as Roy Rogers' Trigger.
September 10 - The Princess Bride (1987, 97min)
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest to rescue Buttercup.
September 17 - Casablanca (1942, 103 minutes)
One of the most memorable of all film experiences, CASABLANCA is a true Hollywood
legend. All the elements of the production—story, cast, photography, direction,
and music—are woven expertly together to create a motion picture monument.
refugees gather in Morocco to obtain scarce exit visas to Lisbon. The final airport
sequence is an event not to be forgotten.
September 24 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984, 115 min)
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" leaves you breathless. Its spirit is straight from the days of those thrilling matinee classics. Harrison Ford is the swashbuckling hero, Indiana Jones, who, with his spunky girlfriend, must battle foes of every shape, size and description to keep the mysterious Lost Ark of the Covenantant out of Hitler's hands.