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I STILL WAKE UP DREAMING! Impossibly RARE B-Noirs from the notorious shadow factories of Hollywood’s Poverty Row curated by Elliot Lavine.
Double Feature. 2 films. One low price!
SAT MAY 22:
Ultra-violent Rat-Pack noir (Peter Lawford produced and Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop have stellar cameos) is also one of the most vicious mob movies of the period. Ice cold Henry Silva stars as a pitiless Cosa Nostra hit man who’s brought to New York in order to carry out a series of brutal and vengeful killings on behalf of an exiled gang leader. Things get dicey (and very sexy) when he hooks up with a thrill-crazy divorcee. Way weird and largely ignored late-model noir epic, and how! Co-starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Anderson, Brad Dexter, Wanda Hendrix, Jim Backus, Marc Lawrence, Mort Sahl, and Telly Savalas. Directed by William Asher. In B&W. 35mm STUDIO ARCHIVE PRINT! 103 mins. 1963. SAT at 3:30 and 7:00.
From an 87th Precinct novel by Ed McBain (Evan Hunter), this down and dirty cheapie fairly radiates with urban grime. During an oppressive heat wave, an unknown assassin is bumping off cops at random. Detective Steve Carelli is determined to bring down the killer at any cost. Another low-budget classic on the verge of extinction, brought back to life at the Roxie! Starring Robert Loggia, Gerald O’Loughlin, Ellen Parker, Shirley Ballard, and Vincent Gardenia. Directed by William Berke. In B&W. 35mm STUDIO ARCHIVE PRINT! 75 mins. 1958. SAT at 5:30 and 9:00.
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