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AMERICAN MADNESS and THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN

AMERICAN MADNESS
12:304:007:35
THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
2:105:40*9:15

Friday, October 17

2 films for 1 admission - tickets available at box office only

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AMERICAN MADNESS

(1932) Bank president Walter Huston insists on lending on “character” collateral, despite an almost-cheating wife, embezzling cashier, and spectacular bank run. Told with machine-gun dialogue and pin-point editing, this is “one of the most beautifully assembled, lighted and photographed pictures of the 30s… the main décor of a vast bank interior composes an incredible Deco Temple of Babylon” (Elliot Stein).  Approx. 81 min. DCP.
12:30, 4:00, 7:35

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN

(1933) Prim missionary Barbara Stanwyck finds Chinese warlord Yen (Swedish actor Nils Asther) dangerously attractive, in the midst of revolution. Banned in the British Empire for its theme of miscegenation, it remained one of Capra’s "pet pictures." First movie to play Radio City Music Hall (opened Jan. 11, 1933). Approx. 89 min. DCP.
2:10, 5:40*, 9:15

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