POLICE STORY: THE BIG WALK / DEADLY HERO / THE HOODLUM PRIEST
July 13 only
A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY
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POLICE STORY “The Big Walk” (1973, 51 min.) 12:00pm [digital]
Don Murray, Dorothy Provine, Lynda Day George, Noah Beery Jr., Larry Wilcox, Jeff Corey, John Kerr, Regis Toomey, Tom Hayden; directed by Robert Day
Don plays a cop unjustly accused of sexual assault in this actor-laden episode of the acclaimed POLICE STORY.
From Unsung Hero: “The Making of a Deadly Hero” (3 min)
DEADLY HERO (1976, 100 min.) 1:00pm [digital]
Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Treat Williams, Conchata Ferrell; directed by Ivan Nagy.
Ed Lacy (Don Murray) has a big problem. The woman whose life he saved (Diahn Williams) during a kidnapping incident has come to doubt his claim that her assailant (James Earl Jones) was armed at the time he was shot. Don dominates the screen as he depicts Lacy’s slow, inevitable decline into madness and violence. Come watch and see a cello “played” as you’ve never seen it before (or since).
Interview with Don Murray by Foster Hirsch
THE HOODLUM PRIEST (1961, 109 min.) 3:00pm [digital]
Don Murray, Keir Dullea, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood; directed by Irvin Kershner.
Don Murray’s personal favorite film, THE HOODLUM PRIEST tells the story of Father Charles Dismas Clark, who led the crusade for halfway houses as a mechanism to rehabilitate ex-convicts. Keir Dullea makes an iconic debut as the troubled young man Clark tries to set on the right path, with tragic results. Brilliantly photographed by Haskell Wexler.
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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.
POLICE STORY: THE BIG WALK / DEADLY HERO / THE HOODLUM PRIEST: Upcoming Showtimes