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U.S., 1955
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Starring Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane
35mm. Approx. 67 min.

Jamie Smith falls hard for Pleasureland hostess Irene Kane (aka author/critic Chris Chase), but club boss Frank Silvera has his own plans. Arms, heads, and legs go flying in the axe-swinging mannequin factory showdown.

Presented with support from the Robert Jolin Osborne Endowed Fund for American Classic Cinema.


“Kubrick spent three weeks scouting locations in and around New York…Kubrick would distinguish his film by working almost entirely on location. ‘I wanted to film the smell, the feel, and the color of the city,’ he said.”
– Richard Koszarski, “Keep ’em in the East”: Kazan, Kubrick, and the Postwar New York Film Renaissance

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