Danger & Despair's  

 

 

   
  on 16mm film  
     
  FOUR FILMS IN MARCH  
   

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             It has been a long time, but we are back in March 2009. It is a new year, we have a new president, and although we are mired in a recession, we still offer the best deal in town, Our price: free! .    

                                                            The Danger & Despair Knitting Circle is once again presenting four noir movies. ALL films are projected in glorious 16mm film at our convenient, but undisclosed, downtown San Francisco location.

 

                                                                                           Joseph Cotton experiences the joy of motoring in  'Journey into Fear'  1943

 
     
  We are proud to present all four films as The Knitting Circle and The City Club continue our mission of discovering and presenting rare and lost film titles on vintage 16mm film.  
     
     
  Downtown San Francisco  -  Free Admission  -   Doors open at 6:30 pm  -  Come early and enjoy the Full Bar  
  Reservations required to be admitted, reserve seats now at  screenings@hotmail.com  
     
     
 

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  Monday, March 2nd   7:00 pm     Rare Title  

 
 
  My Cousin Rachael   1952    Dir. Henry Koster
    w/ Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton & Audrey Dalton
 
Based on a Daphne du Maurier novel, 'My Cousin Rachael"  features Richard Burton in an early role as the young and rich 1800s Englishman Philip Ashley. When his cousin Ambrose dies, he is convinced that he was murdered by his new wife Rachel to inherit his wealth. Suspicion turns to love, confused obsession and then the belief that his suspicions must have been unfounded. But were they????
 
This is a rare chance to see an obscure early 50's film noir nominated for 4 Oscars including 'Best Cinematography, Black-and-White' for Joseph LaShelle, no stranger to Dark City and the Oscar-winning cinematographer of 'Laura' (1944).
     
  Richard Burton received a nomination for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role'. Burton did win a Golden Globe Award for 'Most Promising Newcomer - Male'. Olivia de Havilland was Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama'  Excellent acting and high production values make this rare film well worth watching  
     
  Presented by Marc Kagan  
     
     
     
     
  Monday, March 9th   7:00 pm         Rare Title  
 
  Bad Blonde   1953    Dir. Reginald Le Borg

    w/ Barbara Payton, Tony Wright & Frederick Valk

     
  Lorna Vecchi, the too young wife of wealthy Giuseppe Vecchi, finds young, upstart boxer Johnny Flanagan enticing ... too enticing. Unfortunately for Johnny, the sentiment is mutual, and they begin an affair, which ends in (you guessed it): murder! The real life Barbara Payton's self-destructive behavior was certainly reflected in her performance. Payton was run out of Hollywood and tried reviving her career in Britain.  
 
Great supporting roles by Sid James and John Slater, bread-and-butter character actors, make this a top notch British noir.
       
    Presented by Joseph Lim  
       
     
     
     
  Thursday, March 19th   7:00 pm       
     
    Journey Into Fear   1943   Dir.  Norman Foster  
     w/ Orson Wells, Dolores del Rio, Joseph Cotton  
                      
   . International Intrigue based on a Eric Ambler novel. Screenplay by Joseph Cotten.
 
 
  Orson Welles as Colonel Haki. with Joseph Cotton, Everette Slone, Agnes Morehead and Dolores Del Rio as a eccentric costumed Leopard Woman. Nuff said!
       
  Presented by Steven Johnson.  
 
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  Monday, March 23rd  7:00 pm      
 
   In A Lonely Place  1950    Dir. Nicholas Ray
    w/ Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame & Art Smith
     
  Based on a Dorothy Hughes novel, and starring Humphry Bogart as Dixon Steele, a writer suspected of murder, and Gloria Grahame as Laurel, who falls under Dix's spell and provides an alibi for murder. Considered to be one of Bogart's finest performances. In a Lonely Place is a masterpiece of noir that plays equally as an indictment of Hollywood, and the estrangement of a human and artistic soul. "Tell him to look for a man like me. Only without my artistic temperament," Bogart's character states.

Considered to be one of Bogart's finest performances.

 
       
    In a Lonely Place is a masterpiece of noir that plays equally as an indictment of Hollywood, and the estrangement of a human and artistic soul. "Tell him to look for a man like me. Only without my artistic temperament," Bogart's character states.  
       
    Presented by Robert Marion.   -    
       
       
       
     
     
  FILMS IN MARCH  
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  Series Director Robert Marion  /  Produced by Dark Marc for DDKC  
     
  Film notes by Robert Marion & Dark Marc  
  Film notes by Robert Marion  
     
 

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       -  Femme Fatales admitted,...but Gunsels, check your Rods at the door... for GOD SAKES !*^#@??!!!   -  
     
     
 
 
  The DDKC Screenings are private film events, admission is by invitation only through a request and is solely at the discretion of Danger & Despair and the City Club!  At least according to our attorneys who tell us...
  " The Screenings are private events!, ...and DONíT FORGET IT !! "
 
 
     
 

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