New Bev Noir: Jan Sterling Double Bill- Ace In The Hole / Harder They Fall

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, May 14, 2010 02:15pm | Post a Comment

I'm truly saddened that there are too many musical events this weekend for me to make it out to the New Bev for this double. Ace in the Hole is a Billy Wilder flick that has evaded me for some time now. It's noted as one of his most cynical films (that's saying a lot!!) and Jan Sterling's performance is noted to be spectacularly wicked. The Harder They Fall is a classic boxing noir based on a story by Budd Shulberg, he of What Makes Sammy Run?, A Face In The Crowd & On the Waterfront fame. Although I could care less about sports, boxing themed noirs always seem to deliver heavy doses of blackhearted personal reality that stick with me much more deeply than the average cops and robbers story. The Harder They Fall also happens to be Humphrey Bogart's final role. It's among my favorite Bogey pieces; his physical deterioration is apparent and adds to his broken and desperate character. Rod Steiger is at his ruthless best and Max Baer spars with some of his real life demons as the brutal champion Buddy Brannen. Truly a dark double feature and well worth your $7. Damn it, after writing this post I now think I have to squeeze this double into a very busy weekend...

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Ace In The Hole  Friday 7:30  Sat 3:10 & 7:30
The Harder They Fall  Friday 9:40  Sat 5:20 & 9:40

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our May / June schedule is available online:

Thursday May 13

Two Directed By Alfred Hitchcock

Rear Window
1954, USA, 112 minutes
dir. Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

This Week At The New Bev: Francois Truffaut, Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our May / June schedule is available online:

Thursday May 6

A Kathryn Bigelow double feature

Actors Bill Paxton & Jenette Goldstein will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to introduce Near Dark!

The Hurt Locker
2009, USA, 131 minutes
directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by Mark Boal
starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

This Week At The New Bev: Screwball Comedies, Terry Gilliam, Kathryn Bigelow, Grindhouse Film Festival & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Thursday April 29

The Children's Hour
1961, USA, 107 minutes
dir. William Wyler, starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Veronica Cartwright
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actress Fay Bainter

Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine.. beautifully complement each other. Hepburn's soft sensitivity, marvelous projection and emotional understatement result in a memorable portrayal. MacLaine's enactment is almost equally rich in depth and substance.
- Variety

This Week at the New Beverly: Gone With The Wind, Jules Dassin, Billy Wilder, William Wyler, John Schlesinger, Lloyd Kaufman & MORE!

Posted by phil blankenship, April 23, 2010 12:19pm | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly

Friday & Saturday April 23 & 24

Never on Sunday
1960, Greece / USA, 97 minutes
written & directed by Jules Dassin
starring Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis, Mitsos Ligizos, Despo Diamantidou
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 2:40 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner For Best Song plus Nominated for Four Other Oscars including Best Actress & Best Director

Remains Mercouri's quintessential performance. It's not a performance; it's an apotheosis. One of the most popular films of the 1960s. Enormously influential...Its title song was heard around the world. Greece became a magnet for the world's tourists.
- Terrence McNally, The New York Times

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