MIRACLES FOR SALE / GRAND CENTRAL MURDER / BUNCO SQUAD
May 24 only
MIRACLES FOR SALE
A suave, internationally known magician finds himself involved in a diabolical scheme involving fake spiritualists and…murder! A rare and fascinating proto-noir, wholly unusual and ripe with bizarre imagery. Sadly, this was the final film from the masterful auteur responsible for DRACULA and FREAKS. Starring Robert Young, Florence Rice, Frank Craven, Henry Hull. Photographed by Charles Lawton, Jr. Screenplay by Harry Ruskin. Directed by Tod Browning. In B&W. 71 mins. 1939.
At 1:30pm only!
GRAND CENTRAL MURDER
A tough-as-nails private eye matches wits with the cops and a train full of suspects when a glamorous movie star is found strangled to death! Paced at a lightning fast clip and charged with some of the snappiest hard-boiled patter this side of Chandler. Starring Van Heflin, Patricia Dane, Virginia Grey, Samuel S. Hinds, Sam Levene. Photographed by George Fosley. Screenplay by Peter Ruric. Directed by S. Sylvan Simon. 73 mins. 1942.
At 2:50pm only!
Exciting B noir about the undercover detectives who go after the phony mediums and spiritualists who prey mercilessly on the weak and the grieving. Smartly atmospheric and suspenseful, this is another seldom seen gem in need of critical re-ealuation. Starring Robert Sterling, Joan Dixon, Ricardo Cortez, Douglas Fowley, John Kellogg. Photographed by Henry Freulich. Directed by Herbert Leeds. In B&W. 67 mins. 1950.
At 4:20pm only!
Tickets are good for one or two or three 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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