SEPTEMBER STORM
1960, ALCO Productions/20th Century Fox/3-D Film Archive, 99 min, USA, Dir: Byron Haskin

This drama of treasure hunters exploring the Mediterranean Sea was the last 3-D picture filmed in the 1950s, and the first to be released in 3-D CinemaScope. Hoping to impress New York model Joanne Dru, sailor Asher Dann borrows his boss’s boat; con men Mark Stevens and Robert Strauss convince the couple to search for a fortune in sunken gold coins. Director Byron Haskin is best known for the 1953 classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; the script is by noir legend W. R. Burnett (THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, HIGH SIERRA). The first feature to include color underwater 3-D footage, SEPTEMBER STORM was long considered lost until the original negative elements were located for this digital restoration.


THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
1953, Paramount, 85 min, USA, Dir: Byron Haskin

Gene Barry and Ann Robinson battle invading Martian war machines in this still amazingly visceral, comic book-style feast of apocalyptic images – one of the defining sci-fi films of the 1950s. Produced by George Pal, based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells.


TOO LATE FOR TEARS
1949, 99 min, USA, Dir: Byron Haskin

A ruthless housewife is determined to keep an ill-gotten satchel of cash, even if it means murder. One of the great noirs of the classic era, long thought lost but now returned to the big screen! "You know, Tiger, I didn't know they made 'em as beautiful as you are, and as smart, or as hard. Here, you can have the gun." Starring Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy.
BLAKE: Looking for something?

JANE: My lipstick.

BLAKE: Colt? Or a Smith and Wesson?


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