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MILDRED PIERCE & MURDER, MY SWEET

Sunday, December 21

MILDRED PIERCE
1:455:5010:00

MURDER, MY SWEET
3:558:00

MILDRED PIERCE

Starring JOAN CRAWFORD, ANN BLYTH, BRUCE BENNETT, ZACHARY SCOTT

(1945, Michael Curtiz) Oscar winner Joan Crawford’s daughter-Ann-Blyth-loving Mildred relentlessly moves from housewife to waitress to restaurant mogul, en route dumping husband Bruce Bennett and acquiring sleazeball playboy Zachary Scott – or does she? Adapted from Cain’s steamy pulp classic. “More authentic suggestions of sex than one hopes to see in American films.” – James Agee. Approx. 109 min. 35mm.
1:45, 5:50, 10:00

MURDER, MY SWEET

Starring DICK POWELL, CLAIRE TREVOR

(1944, Edward Dmytryk) “I caught the black jack right behind my ear. A black pool opened at my feet. I dived in.” Dick Powells’ Philip Marlowe, sweating through a police grilling, flashes back to tell his story of murder, blackmail, sadism, sexual servitude, and bicep-ogling Claire Trevor. Based on Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely.  Approx. 95 min. 35mm.
3:55, 8:00

“A SUPERIOR PIECE OF TOUGH MELODRAMA AND PULSE-QUICKENING ENTERTAINMENT!” 
– 
Bosley Crowther, The New York Times 

“A TAUT THRILLER AS SMART AS IT IS GRIPPING!” 
– Variety 

“Evocatively creates a seedy, sordid world of shifting loyalties and unseen evil. Powell is surprisingly good as Marlowe, while the supporting cast make the most of John Paxton’s superb dialogue. Harry Wild's chiaroscuro camerawork is the true stuff of noir.” 
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)