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  • WHITE HEAT
  • HIGH SIERRA
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WHITE HEAT & HIGH SIERRA

Saturday, September 23

WHITE HEAT
12:30   4:45   9:10

HIGH SIERRA
2:45   7:10

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

WHITE HEAT

Directed by Raoul Walsh

4:45 screening introduced by David Thompson, author of Warner Bros: The Making of an American Studio

(1949) “Top of the world, Ma!”  James Cagney’s Cody Jarrett, a killer so vicious he obliges a car-trunk-stashed prisoner’s plea for better ventilation with bullet holes, ensconces himself on his Mom’s lap while planning his latest caper. The Oedipal angle was Cagney’s own idea. 35mm. Approx. 114 min.
12:30, 4:45, 9:10

Star James Cagney lights up the screen (literally!), giving one of his best performances in one of his best vehicles. Under Raoul Walsh’s crisp, expert direction, White Heat successfully revived what had long since faded, thanks in part to post-Code constraints: truly exciting gangster pictures… Only Cagney could portray such a gleefully crazed character without turning him into a cartoon.”
– Eric Monder, Film Journal

“That Cagney and Margaret Wycherly were not even nominated only helps us appreciate how in the dark we can be at the movies.”
– David Thomson, Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio

HIGH SIERRA

Directed by Raoul Walsh

(1941) Humphrey Bogart’s Mad Dog Earle, out from the pen, plots from his mountain cabin his last big score, all for the love of crippled innocent Joan Leslie, despite ever-faithful moll Ida Lupino. Bogie’s star-making role –after turndowns from Muni, Raft, Cagney, and Robinson – with his tough guy hood inexorably rushing toward doom, amid spectacular locations in the Rockies. Screenplay by John Huston. 35mm. Approx. 100 min.
2:45, 7:10