LOVE IS A RACKET / LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT

LOVE IS A RACKET

LoveIsARacket

A down and dirty crime confection about racketeers, Broadway floozies and hard-living newspaper columnists living in the kind of pre-code movie world where someone just might get away with murder. Peppered with enough salty cynicism to spice a dozen films, this is exactly the kind of picture that helped introduce the noir sensibility. Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Frances Dee, Lyle Talbot. Photographed by Sid Hickox. Directed by William Wellman. In B&W. 72 mins. 1932.

At 2:00pm only!

….plus:

LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT

ladiesTheyTalkAbout

Sexy and sassy gun moll Nan Taylor is tossed into San Quentin after a bank heist. Things look pretty bleak until she learns that her two male partners in crime are on the men’s side of the wall — and about to hatch an escape plan. One of the first and best of the pre-code women in prison films, still and always a crowd pleaser! Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess, Lillian Roth. Photographed by John Seitz. Directed by Howard Bretherton, William Keighley. In B&W. 69 mins. 1933.

At 3:30pm only!
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Tickets are good for one or both movies.

I WAKE UP DREAMING – Ten sensational days and nights of pre-code crime, proto-noir, and film noir featuring thirty classics and curios spanning the years 1932 to 1965. These incredible films have been pulled from the vaults of the Warner Archive and programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.

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