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AUTUMN LEAVES / FEMALE ON THE BEACH
I Wake Up Dreaming 2013: 99 44/100% NOIR
Millicent Wetherby is a lonely and love-starved middle-aged woman whose life is turned upside down when Burt, a handsome, charismatic younger man enters her world. Their whirlwind courtship and resulting marriage cause certain nasty rumors to surface. Like maybe Burt is a deranged maniac, capable of anything horrible. Things really get interesting when a woman claiming to be Burt's first wife shows up. A hot noir melodrama! Starring Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles, Lorne Greene, and Ruth Donnelly. Photographed by Charles Lang. Directed by Robert Aldrich. In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 107 mins. 1956. SUN at 3:15 and 7:30.
FEMALE ON THE BEACH
After moving into a funky but fashionable beach house, Lynn Markham, an uptight middle-aged widow, becomes romantically entangled with Drumm Hall, a mysterious local beach bum. Does the shadowy Mr. Hall have anything to do with the death of the beach house's former tenant, Eloise Crandall, who fell to her death from a nearby cliff? A jaw-droppingly amazing film, alternately pungent and hilarious. Starring Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Cecil Kellaway, Judith Evelyn, and Natalie Schafer. Photographed by Charles Lang. Directed by Joseph Pevney. In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 97 mins. 1955. SUN at 1:15, 5:30 and 9:30.
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