Current & Upcoming Films
DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL / BLUEBEARD'S TEN HONEYMOONS
I Wake Up Dreaming 2013: 99 44/100% NOIR Wednesday, May 22 DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL After a mysterious European tycoon is found murdered, his secretary reveals to the police the tawdry details of his past -- a life dedicated to betrayal, womanizing, and fraud, leaving behind an impressive trail of enemies -- and each of them with a deep desire to see him dead. A fascinating tale of duplicity with an astonishing cast of characters, to wit: George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory, Nancy Gates, Coleen Gray, John Hoyt, and Tom Conway. Photographed by James Wong Howe. Directed by Charles Martin. In B&W. 35mm Archive Print. 119 mins. 1956. WED at 7:45 only! BLUEBEARD'S TEN HONEYMOONS A debonair conman finds the quickest route to riches leads him down a deadly course of murder for money. This perversely obscure serial-killer melodrama will surprise those who casually dismiss the work of its director (the older brother of Billy Wilder) as worthless trash. To the contrary, it is wholly worthwhile trash. Starring George Sanders, Corinne Calvert, Jean Kent, and Patricia Roc. Photographed by Stephen Dade. Written by Myles Wilder. Directed by W. Lee Wilder. In B&W. Digital. 92 mins. 1960. WED at 6:00 and 10:00. I Wake Up Dreaming 2013: 99 44/100% NOIR Friday, May 10 - Thursday, May 23 Another barrier-busting barrage of Hollywood hokum, film noir style! This season's marathon features an astonishing THIRTY films, bona fide classics as well as the customary overflow of ridiculously rare rediscoveries that have come to brand the Roxie as San Francisco's premiere showcase for film noir! Hardcore favorites like I WAKE UP SCREAMING, CRISS CROSS, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS will share the screen this spring with exciting re-discoveries and noir hybrids like BLUES IN THE NIGHT, THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL, UNDER AGE, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, NIGHTMARE, and JOHNNY O'CLOCK as well as tributes to Cornell Woolrich, Joan Crawford, Beverly Michaels, George Sanders, Arch Oboler and much, much more! Programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.