The 1938 film “South Riding” will screen Feb. 25 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ‘Tuesday Nights at the Movies.’
A country squire is on the verge of bankruptcy after keeping his mentally-ill wife in an expensive sanitarium for many years. His dire financial situation forces him to send his daughter to a local public school, where an idealistic headmistress has been hired to move the school in a positive direction. The two do not see eye-to-eye at first, but after scheming developers manipulate the townsfolk into supporting a shady real estate plan, they get involved in local politics to stop the men and expose their corruption.
Adapted from Winifred Holtby’s popular 1936 novel of the same name, the film was directed by Victor Saville and stars Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn and Ann Todd.
The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. at Woodmere Art Museum. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free, although donations are recommended.
For more information please call 215-247-0476. To see a list of the films being screened by The Chestnut Hill Film Group, visit armcinema25.com/chestnut-hill-film-group.