On Sundays this October, the Middlebury Community Public Library will show classic spy films from the renowned director Alfred Hitchcock. A guest professor will provide an introduction to each film, and after the presentation she or he will lead a short discussion. The library will serve light refreshments.
Today’s featured film is Foreign Correspondent (1940). Based on the political memoir Personal History by Vincent Sheehan, Foreign Correspondent tells the story of crime reporter Johnny Jones (Joel McCrea), who works for a New York newspaper. The editor appoints Jones as a European correspondent because he is fed up with the dry reports he currently gets. Jones’s first assignment is to get the inside story on a secret treaty between two European countries arranged by a famous diplomat. However, things don’t go as planned and Jones enlists the help of Carol Fisher (Laraine Day) to help track down and expose a group of spies.
Jonathan Nashel, chair of the history department at Indiana University South Bend, will introduce the film and lead the discussion.
Register through the library’s website (via the events calendar on the homepage) or by calling 574.825.5601.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.