ROXIE HART
1942, 20th Century Fox, 75 min, Dir: William A. Wellman

Ginger Rogers is pitch-perfect in the title role as a Chicago dancer who confesses to murder for the publicity; Adolphe Menjou costars as the slick lawyer who hopes to get her acquitted. George Montgomery, Phil Silvers and William Frawley are among the fine supporting cast in this breezy romantic comedy, based on the play that became the hit Broadway musical Chicago. A favorite film of Stanley Kubrick!


THE BRASHER DOUBLOON
1947, Janus Films, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

When a rare coin appears to be connected to a string of murders, ace detective Philip Marlowe is on the case. George Montgomery plays Marlowe in this twisty adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The High Window.


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