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THE SEA WOLF

Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00

(1941, Michael Curtiz) From out of the frying pan... Post-collision at sea, Ida Lupino is rescued — but by Edward G. Robinson’s Wolf Larsen. With John Garfield as the inevitable rebel, as the oppression, mutinies, and sacrifices ensue. From the novel by Jack London. DCP. Complete uncut pre-release version, with 14 minutes of restored footage. Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film (University Press of Kentucky) on sale at concession.

Reviews

“ONE OF CURTIZ’S BEST MOVIES. Superbly malevolent… Robert Rossen's strikingly literate script, Sol Polito’s wonderfully eerie camerawork, and Robinson’s terrific performance all pull together to elaborate the Luciferian motto borrowed from Milton by which the captain lives, ‘Better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven.’”
– Time Out

“A true Golden Age classic restored to its original length (and impact) after seventy years.”
– Robert Cashill, Cineaste Magazine

“A TRIUMPH OF STUDIO FILMMAKING. Of the many adaptations of The Sea Wolf, none surpasses the atmospheric, action-packed and anti-fascist Warner Bros. version.” 
– J. Hoberman, The New York Times