Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
Michael Korda introduces this film, produced by Alexander Korda, about six British airmen downed over the German-occupied Netherlands and the brave Dutch citizens who risk their lives to protect them. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, and Bernard Miles.
Michael Korda is a bestselling author and the Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon and Shuster. Over nearly five decades his authors have included presidents Carter, Reagan, and Nixon, Charles De Gaulle, the Duchess of York, Cher, Kirk Douglas, Larry King, David McCullough, Tennessee Williams, and Laurence Olivier. His own books include the bestselling novels Queenie and The Fortune, as well as the nonfiction books Charmed Lives, Ike: An American Hero, and With Wings Like Eagles.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024