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.


TAKE ONE FALSE STEP
1949, Universal, 94 min, Dir: Chester Erskine

William Powell makes his only foray into ’40s film noir as a married college professor whose reacquaintance with a wartime fling (Shelley Winters) takes a bad turn when she disappears under suspicious circumstances. Marsha Hunt plays the gal-pal who tries to help Powell - the prime suspect - solve the crime and salvage his reputation. There’s more comedy than usually found in noir - as audiences still expected from the man who embodied the legendary Nick Charles. James Gleason and Sheldon Leonard are the cops pursuing Powell through Los Angeles locations lensed by the great Franz Planer (CRISS CROSS).


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