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Plymouth Adventure

November 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies

MV5BMTk4NDU4MjM0NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTkxMTUxMQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_Just in time for Thanksgiving! Our afternoon at the movies series continues with a screening of  the movie “Plymouth Adventure”! Put on your Pilgrim hats and plan to join us this Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the library auditorium where we will be having some gobbledy good pilgrim fun! This week’s film explores a fictionalized version of the Pilgrims’ voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to North America aboard the Mayflower. During the long sea voyage, Captain Christopher Jones (Spencer Tracy) falls in love with Dorothy Bradford (Gene Tierney), the wife of William Bradford (Leo Genn). The love triangle is resolved in a tragic way at the film’s conclusion. The ship’s carpenter– said to be the first person to set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620—catches the eye of Priscilla Mullins (Dawn Addams), one of the young Pilgrims following William Bradford. Alden ultimately wins Priscilla in another, if subtler, triangle with Miles Standish (Noel Drayton). Lloyd Bridges provides comic relief as the first-mate Coppin, and child star Tommy Ivo gives a touching performance as young William Button, the only passenger to die on the actual voyage across the storm-swept Atlantic, who, according to this film, wanted to be the first to sight land and to become a king in the New World.   For more information please contact Ruth at 624-6550 ext. 307.

 

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