WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS / BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
May 24 only
WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS
Internal power struggles at a New York newspaper serve as the backdrop for this unwholesome tale of sex and murder. An ambitious editor exploits the recent series of brutal sex-slayings that has the city in a panic by using fear and greed as motivating principles. A brilliant noir melodrama, and one of this great director’s signature American films. Starring Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Howard Duff, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino, John Drew Barrymore. Photographed by Ernest Laszlo. Screenplay by Casey Robinson. Directed by Fritz Lang. In B&W. 100 mins. 1956.
At 7:45pm only!
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
In order to call attention to the inequities of the death penalty, a writer conspires with his editor to have himself framed for murder, tried, convicted and sentenced to death despite being innocent. Fate steps in to deliver a bizarre twist to this ingenious tale from one of the true founding fathers of film noir. Starring Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Barbara Nichols. Photographed by William E. Snyder. Written by Douglas Morrow. Directed by Fritz Lang. In B&W. 80 mins. 1956.
At 6:00pm and 9:50pm
Tickets are good for one or both movies.
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