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VICTIMS OF SIN

4:50 ONLY

Saturday, June 6

Introduced by author Eddie Muller, founder of The Film Noir Foundation

Víctimas del pecado (1951, Emilio Fernández) Vintage cabaretera (Noir soap opera musical), with low dive dance Violeta (Cuban rumba legend Ninón Sevilla) rescuing an abandoned baby from a literal garbage can, to the ire of zoot-suited pimp Rodolfo Acosta (later top U.S. Western bad guy), followed by prostitution, scarring, the slammer, marriage, a kidnapping and two murders, and then… Terrific musical numbers, including an appearance by legendary mambo king Pérez Prado. Approx. 90 min. 35mm print courtesy Tom Luddy and the Pacific Film Archive.

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VICTIMS OF SIN: Intro by Eddie Muller

Recorded June 6, 2015
VICTIMS OF SIN