Saturday through Tuesday
Double Indemnity (1944)
A suburban housewife ensnares an insurance salesman into a plan to murder her husband for the insurance money.
This classic prototype of the film noir genre was perfectly supported by a revolutionary Miklos Rozsa score that pulsates with bitter harmonic clashes.
“Every turn and twist is exactly calculated and achieves its effect with the simplest of means; this shrewd, smoothly tawdry thriller is one of the high points of 40s films.” Pauline Kael.
With Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber.
Directed by Billy Wilder. Produced by B.G. DeSylva. Written by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, from the novel by James M. Cain. Photographed by John Seitz. Music by Miklos Rozsa. Paramount. 103 min.
Plays Saturday through Tuesday (September 14-17) at 7:30, plus Sat/Sun matinee at 3:55.
True Confession (1937)
When compulsive liar Carole Lombard is accused of murder, she confesses to a crime she did not commit. John Barrymore gives a marvelous, eccentric performance.
With Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel, Porter Hall, Edgar Kennedy, Lynn Overman, Irving Bacon, Fritz Feld, Richard Carle, John T. Murray, Tommy Dugan, Garry Owen, Toby Wing, Hattie McDaniel.
Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Produced by Albert Lewin. Screenplay by Claude Binyon, based on the play Mon crime by Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr. Photographed by Ted Tetzlaff. Music by Frederick Hollander. Paramount. 84 minutes.
Plays Saturday through Tuesday (September 14-17) at 5:55 and 9:30.