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Screening on 35mm! BABY DRIVER • Friday 10/6 – Thursday 10/12

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Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Prime Noir of the 1940sRepertory Series Archive

The Blue Dahlia

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THE BLUE DAHLIA

75 Years of Film Noir, Part 4: Prime Noir of the 1940s

Double Feature with THIS GUN FOR HIRE

(1946) dir George Marshall w/Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling [98 min; 35mm]
A somewhat breezy tone and the unmistakable chemistry between stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake belie the darkness at the heart of this Raymond Chandler penned noir. Johnny Morrison (Ladd), a veteran, returns home from the war only to find his wife has been two-timing him and lying about the death of their son. They fight and Johnny leaves but the fickle hand of fate soon finds him accused of her murder and on the lam with a gorgeous blonde (Lake).

Check out “Happiness is a Warm Gun: The Blue Dahlia’s Post-War Ennui of Masculinity,” written by Greg Mucci for Brattle Film Notes

Buy Tickets – 1940s Film Noir:

Click showtime to purchase tickets:

LAURA
Wed 3/9 at 7:30 PM
THE RECKLESS MOMENT
Wed 3/9 at 5:30 9:30 PM
THE BLUE DAHLIA
Thu 3/10 at 7:30 PM
THIS GUN FOR HIRE
Thu 3/10 at 5:30 9:30 PM
*THEY LIVE BY NIGHT
Fri 3/11 at 8:00 PM
(in place of KISS OF DEATH)
MINISTRY OF FEAR
Sat 3/12 at 7:00 PM
THE BIG CLOCK
Sat 3/12 at 9:00 PM
KEY LARGO
Sun 3/13 at 2:30 7:00 PM
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
Sun 3/13 at 4:45 9:15 PM
ACT OF VIOLENCE
Mon 3/14 at 7:30 PM
CRACK-UP
Mon 3/14 at 5:30 9:30 PM
*KISS OF DEATH
Wed 3/16 at 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM
(in place of THEY LIVE BY NIGHT)
THIEVES’ HIGHWAY
Thu 3/17 at 7:30 PM
*THEY LIVE BY NIGHT
Thu 3/17 at 5:30 9:30 PM
(in place of FORCE OF EVIL)

 
Brattle Passes accepted. *Please note schedule changes on Fri 3/11, Wed 3/16, and Thu 3/17

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  • Screening on 35mm! BABY DRIVER • Friday 10/6 – Thursday 10/12
Special Music & Film Event! Chris Brokaw Presents the Films of Peter Hutton • Thursday 9/28 at 7:00

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