Simenon 2020: The All-Saints Day Traveler – Temptation Harbour
March 22 only
SIMENON 2020 SERIES
Films from the Father of Film Noir 1932 – 2017
SIMENON 2020 features a wide range of startling films spanning more than eighty years, adapted from the writings of Georges Simenon, the prolific Belgian novelist who became world-famous for his tales of Inspector Maigret and romans durs (“tough novels”).
Sunday, March 22 – Romans durs!
THE ALL-SAINTS DAY TRAVELER / LE VOYAGEUR DE TOUSSAINT
Another “provincial gothic” from Simenon: a young man inherits a fortune, but finds peril in the small town he visits to collect it. With Jean Desailly and Serge Reggiani at the start of their careers!
(102 min, 1943, France, dir. Louis Daquin) Adaptation by Marcel Aymé from the Simenon novel of the same name. With Jean Desailly, Assia Noris, Jules Berry, Serge Reggiani, Simone Valère, Gabrielle Dorziat, Louis Segnier.
A bargeman (Robert Newton) discovers that a large wad of cash he has stumbled upon is more trouble than it’s worth. With Simone Simon as the object of his pathetic affection.
(91 min, 1947, UK, dir. Lance Comfort) Adaptation by Rodney Ackland, Fritz Gottfurcht & Victor Skutezky from the Simenon novel,The Man From London. With Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell, Marcel Dalio.
*Start times for the second feature are approximate. One screening only at the Little Roxie. Seating is limited, so advisable to order tickets as soon as possible. Attend all of the Sunday shows and be eligible for a free festival pass to THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2020 (playing November 5-8—in the BIG Roxie, of course!).
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