For an early Halloween fright, murder mystery, The Spiral Staircase (1945), starring Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy McGuire and George Brent is being shown on Saturday, October 24th, at 7 pm, at 4321 Harford Road (Theater on the Second Floor of Chop Shop) to benefit THE DONOVAN FUND, which assists medically fragile Baltimore City seniors with fixed incomes.
(Plot summary (from wikipedia)
Set in early 20th century New England, the screenplay by Mel Dinelli is about a serial killer who is murdering disabled young women in the community. His next victim apparently is Helen, a mute girl who works as a live-in companion for wealthy, bedridden Mrs. Warren, who urges her to leave the house, as does Dr. Parry, who knows the reason for Helen's loss of speech and hopes to help her get her voice back. Rounding out the household are Mrs. Warren's son and stepson, her verbally-abused nurse, a secretary, a handyman and his wife, a housekeeper with a taste for brandy.)
There's a suggested donation of $10. For reservations, just email cmuldowney AT fcsmd.org .