Saturday, June 8

Staff PicksScreening on 35mmNoir City: BostonRepertory Series

A Kiss Before Dying

Double Feature with KISS ME DEADLY (7:15)

1956 • dir Gerd Oswald w/Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, Mary Astor • 95 min • 35mm

Bud Corliss is suave, charming, handsome – the ideal catch for any young woman in 1950s America. But when Bud’s girlfriend unexpectedly becomes pregnant, throwing a wrench in his avaricious social-climbing, Bud becomes a literal ladykiller. This rare example of widescreen Technicolor noir is a Sirk-ian melodrama turned homicidal. Matinee idol Robert Wagner threw a wicked curve into his career by playing one of the most amoral heels in Hollywood history; the film also garnered much controversy for its frank handling of pregnancy. Gerd Oswald’s directing debut is a rarely screened look at the underbelly of American affluence in the 1950s.

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