THE BIG SLEEP + THE DROWNING POOL

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Showings

Castro Theatre Wed, May 15 7:00 PM
Castro Theatre Wed, May 15 9:05 PM

Description

WEDNESDAY MAY 15 DOUBLE FEATURE
THE BIG SLEEP 7:00
Howard Hawks’ famously incomprehensible take on Raymond Chandler’s ?rst novel has Humphrey Bogart’s Philip Marlowe entangled in both a blackmail scheme and the smoldering dameness of Lauren Bacall. This chronic hangover of a ?lm is full of corruption, annihilation and effervescent humor. Martha Vickers and a very memorable Dorothy Malone co-star. Music by Max Steiner; shot by Sid Hickox. (1946, 114 min, 35mm)

+ THE DROWNING POOL 9:05
Paul Newman returns to the role of Lew Harper, as the Los Angeles private eye is summoned to New Orleans by an ex-flame—wealthy oil heiress Iris Deveraux (Joanne Woodward)—for his help in unmasking a blackmailer. He quickly finds himself in the firing line of deadly and determined parties with claim on Iris’ holdings. Directed by frequent Newman collaborator Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke), this laid-back, sorely underrated thriller from Ross Macdonald’s 1950 novel features a noir-bent cast: Tony Franciosa, Melanie Griffith, Murray Hamilton, Richard Jaeckel, Andy Robinson, and Linda Haynes. Shot by Gordon Willis. (1975, 108 min, 35mm ‘Scope)