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GCU Offers Movie Mondays Screening of “Captain Newman, M.D.”

Movie Features Bobby Darin in Academy Award-Nominated Role

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 12, 2009—Georgian Court celebrates historical icons with Movie Mondays, a Monday night film series featuring movies at GCU that include an actor’s portrayal of one of the stars prior to the show. This fall, we’re giving you more of the stories from past historical icons. Hear the intimate details of these legends’ lives.

The latest installment, Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), will be shown on Monday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Admission is $5 in advance; $10 at the door; FREE to the current GCU community with ID, but reservations are required due to limited space. For more information or to make reservations, contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

About Captain Newman, M.D.
One of the most popular rock-and-roll teen idols of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Bobby Darin was a premier song stylist. His career took off in 1958 when he wrote and recorded “Splish Splash,” and continued with other hits such as “Dream Lover,” “Mack the Knife,” and “Beyond the Sea.” Moving into the pop mainstream and nightclub circuit, his astounding career continued almost unabated through the 1960s.

In Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), Captain Josiah J. Newman (Gregory Peck) is head of the neuropsychiatric section at a southwestern Army air base during World War II. Assisting him are Lieutenant Francie Corum (Angie Dickinson), a nurse with whom he has an affair, and Corporal Jackson Leibowitz (Tony Curtis), the chief orderly, who, although untrained in medical arts, has an innate understanding of human behavior. Among his patients is Corporal Jim Tompkins (Darin), a shell-shocked soldier who considers himself a coward for failing to rescue a friend from a burning plane, even though he has been decorated for his bravery in 34 missions. Darin was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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