Danger & Despair's

 
   
  Screenings  
  in Vintage 16mm Film  
     
  BLACK MONDAYS  
 

IN MAY

 
     
     Danger & Despair's Guerrilla Cinema rolls into The City's original Art Deco palace with another full noir schedule of vintage film.    
         
    Hosted by Robert Marion, Black Mondays are back in May    
       Wanda Hendrix finds a knife in Robert Montgomery in 'Ride the Pink Horse'  (1947)  
     
 

All Films Screened in Downtown San Francisco  -  Free Admission  -  Movies at 7:00 pm  -  Doors & Full Liquor Bar open at 6:30 pm

 
  Reservations required to be admitted, reserve seats now at  screenings@hotmail.com  
     
     
   
         The Schedule:              
   
         
         
         
    Monday May 5th   -  7:00 pm    
  'LARCENY'       1948   -   Black & White
With:  John Payne, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters & Percy Helton
 
Rick Mason (John Payne) and his partner Silky (Dan Duryea) are two swindlers who set out to cheat a war widow. Naturally, things don't work out as planned. A young Shelley Winters plays Duryea's moll. She's bad. And that's good.

'Larceny' features a large role for one of Dark City's essential grotesques, Percy Hilton who was a bartender in both 'Criss Cross' & 'Thieves' Highway', a Hotel Clerk in 'Wicked Woman' and again in 'Larceny' where we find him behind counter in another flop house.

 
         
         
         
         
    Monday May 12th   -  7:00 pm    
  'RIDE THE PINK HORSE'       1947   -    Black & White
With:  Thomas Gomez, Robert Gomez, Wanda Hendrix & Fred Clark
In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican
Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for revenge; or is it blackmail?
 
 
An historical rickety old carnival carousel is at the center of this left of center,  noir comedy. Taken from a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes; who also wrote the novels 'In A Lonely Place'  & 'The Fallen Sparrow', and a wonderful script by Ben Hecht,  the dialogue, while dark and poignant moves along with a sense of humor not found anywhere else in the noir canon. Tension between the deadly and the comedic brings the viewer to the conclusion that everything is a bit off and that the unexpected will happen soon.
         
    Thomas Gomez won an Oscar Nomination for his role as 'Poncho' the owner of the carousel and Gagin's spiritual guardian.    
         
         
         
         
    Monday May 19th   -  7:00 pm      
  'NOBODY LIVES FOREVER'       1949    -   Black & White
With:  John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald & Walter Brennan
 
W R Burnett wrote the screenplay, based on his own novel. Another example of "bilk the rich girl." Of course, things get complicated when con artist Nick Blake (Garfield) finds himself falling for Gladys (Fitzgerald). Gee, how do you think Nick's "colleagues" will take it when they find out their man has gone soft for the dame?

Directed by Jean Negulesco 

Photography by Arthur Edeson  who also lensed Frankenstein (1931),  The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942) & The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

         
         
         
         
    Tuesday May  27th   -  7:00 pm   (NOTE DAY CHANGE)      
 
 'THE LONG WAIT'       1954    -   Black & White
 
With:  Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans & Peggy Castle.
 
A car crash leads to a case of amnesia, and the victim finds out he's wanted for a murder.The problem is ... he can't remember if he is innocent or guilty!

Based on a Mickey Spillane novel, in rare noir story sans Mike Hammer P.I.. Spillane, himself, thought this was the best adaptation of his novels, in which that he didn't appear in as an actor. 

Directed by Victor Saville who produced other Spillane stories to film; My Gun Is Quick (1957) (producer as George White), Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
& I, the Jury (1953)

         
    Photographed by Franz Planer  who also lensed  99 River Street (1953), The Scarf (1951), 711 Ocean Drive (1950), Criss Cross (1949) , Champion (1949) and The Chase (1946)    
         
         
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  Hosted by Robert Marion  -  Produced by Dark Marc for DDKC.  
  Special Thanks to the Ed Dickey, Jessie Levant, Chuck Kamzelski, Abby Staeble and the entire DDKC posse'!  
     
 

-   FREE ADMISSION  -   RSVP A MUST!    Get on the Door List to be admitted  -  Reserve a Seat   -

 
 

-   Luscious Libations of all varieties  -  Doors & Bar open at 6:30 pm  -  Films at 7:00 pm   -

 
     
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       -  Femme Fatales admitted,...but Gunsels, check your Rods at the door... for GOD SAKES !*^#@??!!!   -  
     
     
 
 
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