Medford's Glen Oak Court will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday for the filming of "The Bag," starring longtime film and television actors Marlyn Mason, Peggy Stewart and Richard Erdman.

Medford's Glen Oak Court will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday for the filming of "The Bag," starring longtime film and television actors Marlyn Mason, Peggy Stewart and Richard Erdman.

The short independent film by local company Kissed Elvis Productions (this name has been corrected) is about a woman who discovers her mother is tired of living and has been hoarding pills.

Director Ray Robison says the movie will be from 22 to 27 minutes in length and will be ready for the film festival circuit by spring.

Robison says he hopes to shoot nearly all the exterior shots required for the film on Thursday. Stewart and Erdman will be in town through Monday for the filming. Mason lives in Medford.

Stewart, 86, is a longtime star of Western films and most recently played Pam's grandmother in the wedding episode of "The Office." (This sentence has been corrected.)

Erdman, 84, has been acting in television and on screen for seven decades, and is known for his roles as barracks chief Hoffy in "Stalag 17," McNulty in the "Twilight Zone" episode "A Kind of a Stopwatch" and Col. Edward French in "Tora, Tora, Tora."

Mason has acted in countless TV shows, including the musical specials "Carousel" and "Brigadoon" with Robert Goulet. She is perhaps best remembered as Elvis Presley's leading lady in "The Trouble with Girls."

Most recently she starred in Robison's short film "Model Rules," which won best screenplay award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Mason won the best actress award at the fifth annual Bend Film Festival for that role.

The screenplay for "The Bag" was written by Mason and is based on a conversation she had with her parents.

Claudia Don is the production manager.

Glen Oak Court will be open to local access during the filming.

— Cathy Noah