TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN
1962, Warner Bros. , 107 min, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson and Cyd Charisse star in this tale of a failing movie star who travels to a shoot in Rome to salvage his life and his career. Jack Andrus (Douglas) enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom, but he now seems to be in an equally dramatic tailspin both personally and professionally after a bout of alcoholism, a bitter divorce and a stay in a mental hospital. Now, when he's asked to work on a film in Italy by director Maurice Kruger (Robinson), Andrus quickly accepts - without realizing how much this one film will change his life. Based on the novel by Irwin Shaw.


THE GLASS WEB
1953, Universal, 81 min, USA, Dir: Jack Arnold

Before emerging as one of the 1950s’ top sci-fi directors, Jack Arnold (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) turned his attention to film noir for this tense drama set in the then-new world of television. John Forsythe and Edward G. Robinson star as head writer and researcher, respectively, on a true-crime TV program. Both men are involved with femme fatale Kathleen Hughes; when she is murdered, the case is chosen for the season finale – but will the script reveal her real killer?


THE CINCINNATI KID
1965, Warner Bros., 102 min, USA, Dir: Norman Jewison

Steve McQueen is perfectly cast as an ambitious young gambler poised to triumph over master poker player Edward G. Robinson at a high-stakes game in Depression-era New Orleans. Adapted from the Richard Jessup novel by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Terry Southern, this suspenseful character study features a supporting cast of greats including Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Rip Torn, Karl Malden, Joan Blondell and Cab Calloway.


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