50 years ago at Port Richmond’s Clearfield Movies

posted by portrichmond on April 9, 2007 at 7:45 am

PHILADEHLPHIA, PA — 50 years ago at Port Richmond’s Clearfield Movies: 6 films, 20 movie stars, 1 dish, and $1.50 add up to an entertaining week. Today, there aren’t any places a movie goer could go to see 20 established movie stars for $1.50 and get a free dish to boot.

However, if you attended the Clearfield Movies during the week before Thanksgiving, 1957, you were successful in doing so.

On Sunday, November 17, the likes of Gene Kelly, Dorothy Dandridge, and Barbara Laage starred in The Happy Road and Rory Calhoun, Anne Francis,with Vince Edwards played in The Hired Gun.

On Wednesday, November 19, dinnerware give-away night, Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, and Tom Tryon dazzled in The Unholy Wife while John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Jack Warden appeared in Edge of the City.

On Friday, November 22, Jack Palance, Barbara Lang, Eva Bartok and Walter Slezak in The House of Numbers, and Dean Martin with Anna Maria Alberghetti in Ten Thosand Bedrooms captivated your attention.

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