Monday Night Movies: The Horses Mouth (1958)
10/14/2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Friends of the Mill Valley Library present a series of Monday Night at the Movies events. This month's theme: Alec Guinness.
The Horses Mouth (1958)
Monday, October 14th @ 7:30 p.m.
Gully Jimson (Alec Guinness), a somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter, is broke, difficult, conniving, uncouth, and a welsher - but an artist. Released from jail for some indiscretion, he immediately begins harassing his wealthiest patron, Hickson (Ernest Thesiger), for money. When that fails, he insinuates
himself into the home of a would-be patron, Sir William and Lady Beeder (Robert Coote, Veronica Turleigh), and manages to destroy their home and that of their downstairs neighbor with a huge block of stone and some help from a sculptor friend, Able (Michael Gough). Courted by a potential buyer, he is desperate to retrieve one of his early works from his former wife, but even that prospect is closed off to him. The Beeders leave for six weeks of vacation and return to find a 7000 lb. rock of stone in their living room, definitely not their cup of tea. Even with the help of friends and some art students, Gulley successfully evades potential acclaim and fortune.
Doors open at 7:00. This series is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Valley Library. For more Programs and Events at the Library, see the Library Events Calendar.