TWO SHOWS ONLY!
“Several years before he made 'Rififi', Jules Dassin directed this less flamboyant thriller, which is much less well known, but, in some ways, better. Dassin's shocking specialty--a kind of stifled violence that one fears will explode--finds the right milieu in the Gerald Kersh novel, a complex view of the underside of London entertainment. An Anglo-American cast is headed by Richard Widmark, who has possibly his best role as Harry Fabian, ‘the artist without an art,’ a tout with a creative passion for fantastic, shady schemes. The victims of his double-crossing artistry include Googie Withers, Francis L. Sullivan, Gene Tierney, Herbert Lom, and--as the old-time wrestler pitted against Mike Mazurki--Stanislaus Zbyszko….(Pauline Kael)
1950 Jules Dassin. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 101 min.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 11:30 AM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 7 PM
“Turns all of London into a giant expressionist trap, in darkest of Noirs.” (Elliott Stein, Village Voice)
"'Night and the City' may well be the definitive film noir.” (Foster Hirsch)
EVENING $11 (SR $9.50)
CHARLES REVIVAL SERIES
1711 N CHARLES STREET