THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND / AL CAPONE
May 23 only
THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND
Despite any and all historical inaccuracies, this is a dynamic and emotionally wild gangster melodrama, the noir-tinged tale of a blindly ambitious punk whose career left a bloodstained swath across the Roaring 20s. Deeply nuanced and ultimately troubling, an important entry in a great director’s canon. Starring a B movie cast of a lifetime: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White, Simon Oakland, Warren Oates. Photographed by Lucien Ballard. Directed by Budd Boetticher. In B&W. 101 mins. 1960.
At 8:15pm only!
Fact-fueled opus on the life of the notorious gangster who, after arriving in Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition, rose to the top of the rackets through murder, extortion, and political fraud. Outrageously bold performances highlight this one-of-a-kind film. Starring Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Martin Balsam, Nehemiah Persoff. Photographed by Lucien Ballard. Directed by Richard Wilson. In B&W. 104 mins.
At 6:00pm and 10:15pm
Tickets are good for one or both movies.
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