A HATFUL OF RAIN / THE BACHELOR PARTY / SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL
First show: July 11
A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY
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From Unsung Hero “The Democracy of the Wide Screen”: Don Murray and Foster Hirsch discuss A Hatful of Rain (5 min)
A HATFUL OF RAIN (1957, 111 min.) 7:30pm [35mm print]
Eva Marie Saint, Don Murray, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan, Henry Silva, William Hickey, Gerald O’Laughlin; directed by Fred Zinnemann
Don Murray is Johnny Pope, Korean War hero with a terrible secret he’s hiding from his wife (Eva Marie Saint)—he’s hooked on heroin. Things get complicated when his father (Lloyd Nolan) visits, looking to reacquire some $$ promised to him by Johnny’s brother Polo (Anthony Franciosa), who’s spent it on Johnny’s habit.
From Unsung Hero “The Perfect Actors’ Mini-Studio”: The Bachelor Party (7 min.)
THE BACHELOR PARTY (1957, 86 min) 9:45pm [digital]
Don Murray, Patricia Smith, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Carolyn Jones, Larry Blyden, Philip Abbott, Nancy Marchand; directed by Delbert Mann
Paddy Chayevsky’s script explores the dark night of the soul for Charlie Samson (Don Murray) as he struggles with the increasing responsibilities of married life. A night out with his office-mates to tie one on for a buddy who’s reluctantly getting married turns into a moment of crisis for Charlie, who’s tempted by a bohemian goddess (Carolyn Jones) after a spat with his wife (Patricia Smith).
Special late screening:
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (1959, 111 min.) 11:30pm [digital]
James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Michael Redgrave, Glynis Johns, Cyril Cusack; directed by Michael Anderson
An alternately brooding and violent tale of “the Troubles”—the Irish Civil War in the early 1920s—features Don Murray as a student who becomes embroiled in the increasingly bellicose actions of a charismatic revolutionary (James Cagney). Cinematographer Erwin Hillier is the real star of the film, providing consistently evocative images that strikingly capture the volatile atmosphere.
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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY.
The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.
Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)
For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.
A HATFUL OF RAIN / THE BACHELOR PARTY / SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: Upcoming Showtimes