Current & Upcoming Films
STORM OVER LISBON/SHADOW OF TERROR
Wednesday, May 16:
STORM OVER LISBON
If you've ever wondered what CASABLANCA might have been like had it been produced on Poverty Row with actors of questionable appeal then this film might be just for you. If you've ever wondered what CASABLANCA might have looked like if John Alton had photographed it, then this film is DEFINITELY for you! World War II romantic intrigue set in a nightclub in neutral Portugal provides an ideal palette for Alton's breathtaking handiwork. Starring Vera Ralston, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Arlen, Robert Livingston, Eduardo Ciannelli, Mona Barrie, Otto Kruger. Directed by George Sherman. In B&W. 16mm print. 70 mins. 1944. WED at 8:00 only!
SHADOW OF TERROR
Leave it to PRC, the runt of the poverty-row litter, to be the first Hollywood studio out of the gate ("ripped from today's headlines") with a film exploiting the just-detonated atomic bomb. This instantly produced picture, a domestic spy thriller, was able to hastily graft government footage from the New Mexico atomic test blasts into the finale and slip itself into theaters just days after American planes bombed Hiroshima. A genuine noir oddity! Starring Richard Fraser, Grace Albertson, Cy Kendall. Photographed by Jack Greenhalgh. Directed by Lew Landers. In B&W. 16mm print. 60 mins. 1945. WED at 6:40 and 9:35
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