"Moonlight and Magnolias" Tells the Story of "Gone with the Wind" What is Your Favorite Classic Movie?

The Golden Age of Hollywood

By Jocelyn Horazdovsky

The play "Moonlight and Magnolias" is set in the golden age of Hollywood cinema. We sat down with the cast of the show to learn more about their favorite classic movies.

Warren Sampson as Victor Fleming

Warren Sampson as Victor Fleming

"I love "Maltese Falcon," the Humphrey Bogart movie," Warren Sampson, who plays Victor Fleming, said. "I love the look of black and white, the look of film noir, I like a movie that's a little dark, a little cynical, has tons of cool, and Bogart in that movie has it all."

David Vandergriff as David O. Selznick

David Vandergriff as David O. Selznick

"A classic movie that's really stuck with me is "Rear Window", by Hitchcock," David Vandergriff, who plays David O. Selznick, said. "It's super fascinating, it does a lot within a contained environment where you are only on one set. It's pure Hitchcock where a lot of it is left to the unseen. I think it's true thriller."

"I think "Cascablanca" is the greatest love story ever told," Jeffrey Maas who plays Ben Hecht, said. "It's my favorite movie. For me, it's the best movie ever made."

Be sure to get your tickets to see "Moonlight and Magnolias" at Lyric Arts. The show runs June 2 through June 18.

Jeffrey Maas as Ben Hecht

Jeffrey Maas as Ben Hecht