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Dial S For Suspense

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Any Hitchcock fans around? If you’d like to savor a vintage spy flick/murder mystery with your hot buttered crunchies, head to the Starz Film Center for tonight’s screening of “The 39 Steps” (1935), starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll.

It’s part of a fall film series in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum called “Dial S for Suspense.” The series kicked off September 13, and covers Hitchcock’s career from the ’30s through the ’60s, highlighting seven of his classic films with a screening each Tuesday night through October.

Sept. 13 – The Lady Vanishes, 1938
Sept. 20 – The 39 Steps, 1935
Sept. 27 – Shadow of a Doubt, 1943
Oct. 4 – Notorious, 1946
Oct. 11 – Vertigo, 1958
Oct. 18 – Psycho, 1960
Oct. 25 – The Birds, 1963

I remember the first time I saw 1963’s “The Birds,” and I still have a residual fear of being pecked to death by a vicious fluttering mob. (Perhaps the real basis for my anti-pigeon stance?)

Sounds absolutely perfect for the week before Halloween?

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