When an eccentric family meets in their millionaire uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the 10th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.
Directed by Elliott Nugent, this American horror comedy is a remake of the 1927 silent film The Cat and the Canary, and stars Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, and Douglass Montgomery as part of the millionaire’s surviving family.
Join us for a night of spooky revelry! The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a special happy hour, followed by a murder mystery party (produced by The Murder Mystery Company) and then the film’s screening.*
*Screening requires advance registration which will be available soon.
Happy Hour Film Series:
In conjunction with the Museum’s new special exhibit, So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope, on display in The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery from May 25, 2018, through February 10, 2019, we will be hosting a free film series on select Monday evenings in BB’s Stage Door Canteen from May 14 through December 3, featuring classic Bob Hope films from 1939–1955.
In addition to the film screenings, themed drinks will be offered from The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, treats will be offered on special months, and free tickets to BB’s Stage Door Canteen shows will be raffled off. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all free screenings start at 6:00 p.m.
Embrace your inner cinephile and check out these classic flicks with us! No RSVP necessary.
The story of how Bob Hope gave levity and laughter to troops during one of the most brutal conflicts in human history is a crucial component of the history of the war—and a demonstration of how humanity can shine through in the darkest of times. The National WWII Museum is proud to have this program supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.