Current & Upcoming Films
BLUES IN THE NIGHT / I WAKE UP SCREAMING
I WAKE UP DREAMING 2013: 99 44/100% NOIR
BLUES IN THE NIGHT
Hollywood's great noir musical -- a deep-dish epic of love, death, and passion -- brilliantly conceived and stunningly rendered. An on-the-bum jazz band jams its way to fame and fortune while sidestepping the temptations of the high life and the murderous machinations of a desperate gangster. The film's full-bodied expressionistic photography and the pulsating music of the Jimmie Lunceford and Will Osborne orchestras mark this as a major rediscovery! The once-in-a-lifetime cast includes: Priscilla Lane, Richard Whorf, Betty Field, Jack Carson, Lloyd Nolan, Wallace Ford, Elia Kazan, Billy Halop, and Howard DaSilva. Photographed by Ernest Haller. Written by Robert Rossen. Directed by Anatole Litvak. In B&W. DIGITAL. 88 mins. 1941. FRI at 8:00 only!
I WAKE UP SCREAMING
Exciting, trend-setting early noir from pulp writer Steve Fisher! Frankie Christopher, a fast-talking Broadway promoter, becomes the prime suspect when the beautiful girl he's been putting over turns up murdered. Inspector Cornell (!!), a darkly obsessed detective is determined to put Frankie in the electric chair! Will the dead girl's sister help clear him -- or put him right in the hot spot? See this 4 star classic on the big screen! Starring Victor Mature, Betty Grable, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, Elisha Cook, Jr. Photographed by Edward Cronjager. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone. In B&W. 35mm Studio Archive Print. 82 mins. 1941. FRI at 6:15 and 9:45.
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Programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.