DOUBLE INDEMNITY + THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW

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Showings

Castro Theatre Thu, Jul 11 5:15 PM
One ticket is good for both films!
Castro Theatre Thu, Jul 11 7:00 PM
One ticket is good for both films!
Castro Theatre Thu, Jul 11 9:45 PM
One ticket is good for both films!

Description

THURSDAY JULY 11 STANWYCK/MacMURRAY DOUBLE FEATURE

DOUBLE INDEMNITY 7:00
Jaded insurance salesman Fred MacMurray submits to a scheme with calculating femme fatale Barbara Stanwyck to cash in on the “accidental” death of her husband. Edward G. Robinson co-stars as the suspicious claims manager on their tail. One of the most searing of the early film noirs, it was masterfully adapted by Raymond Chandler and director Billy Wilder from the hard-boiled James M. Cain novella. (1944, 107 min, DCP)

+ THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW 5:15, 9:05 Fred MacMurray stars as a browbeaten L.A. toy manufacturer whose insufferable children and ineffectual wife (lent nice depth by Joan Bennett) drive him into the arms of a fashion-designer old flame (Barbara Stanwyck). [Director Douglas] Sirk’s visual coup is the indelible image of a wind-up toy robot (a not-so-subtle metaphor for MacMurray) marching obediently toward oblivion. Ultimately, the film makes the jaw-dropping case that infidelity can be a justifiable escape from the suffocating boredom of domesticity-but that it, too, may only offer the illusion of happiness. -Film at Lincoln Center (1956, 84 min, DCP)