SPLIT SECOND / EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ
May 21 only
A vicious killer and his gang crash out of prison and hold a group of hostages in a Nevada ghost town where an atom bomb test is set to happen the following morning! Tension escalates to the boiling point as loyalties among the gang gradually begin to shift. Nuclear noir for the Fallout Generation. Starring Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Paul Kelly. Photographed by Nicholas Musuraca. Screenplay by William Bowers and Irving Wallace. Directed by Dick Powell. In B&W. 85 mins. 1953.
At 8:00pm only!
A group of five prison lifers are given the chance to gain their freedom if they’re willing to subject themselves to a bizarre and hazardous medical experiment — one that will blast radioactive isotopes into these desperate human guinea pigs! An ingenious low-budget noir from one of the legendary Kings of the Bs. Starring John Howard, Joan Dixon, Robert Shayne, Lynne Carter. Photographed by Jackson Rose. Directed by Edward L. Cahn. In B&W. 57 mins. 1950.
At 6:40pm and 9:45pm
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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