Monday, August 1
Starring Jean Gabin and Ida Lupino
(1943, Archie Mayo) So what did happen during waterfront drifter Jean Gabin’s drunken toot? Creepy pal Thomas Mitchell isn’t telling, but Gabin recovers enough to save waif Ida Lupino from a watery suicide. Gabin’s first Hollywood film and first in English. In English. 35mm. Approx. 94 mins.
“Essentially it is a picture of moods and atmosphere—a water-front idyll played on a bait barge in which most of the drama is implied in the hero’s attitudes. Love, loneliness and longing are variously expressed in Mr. Gabin’s soulful eyes, in his slow and studied gestures, in the thrust of his lower lip.”
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times