Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9:30
(1949, Joseph H. Lewis) A bank robbery shot from inside the getaway car in a single take highlights Lewis’ startling Bonnie and Clyde-type sleeper, as vicious carny girl Peggy Cummins leads good-hearted gun buff John Dall into a life of crime. 35mm. Approx. 87 min.
“Among [the film’s] triumph: a pair of object-hungry young marrieds fondling pressure cookers in a department store and shivering orgiastically while a hold-up goes on.”
– The New York Times
“Magnificently enjoyable… While 1940s cinema was packed with devious dames, few can match Cummins’ hellcat sharpshooter for sheer manipulative allure.”
– Tom Huddleston, Time Out (London)