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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Aug 29, 2012
7:30pm

Barry Sullivan Centennial! Jenny Sullivan In Person!
THE GREAT GATSBY / THE GANGSTER

Today marks the centennial of American actor Barry Sullivan's birth (August 29, 1912 – June 6, 1994).

If you missed the Egyptian's sold-out Noir City screening of the 1949 version of THE GREAT GATSBY, now is your chance to see it on the big screen!

Discussion between films with writer Alan K. Rode and Jenny Sullivan, director and daughter of Barry Sullivan.
Back By Popular Demand!

THE GREAT GATSBY (1949)
1949, Universal, 91 min, USA, Dir: Elliott Nugent

Resurrected at last is this Golden Age version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, unseen for decades. Thanks to our friends at Universal Pictures, Alan Ladd’s noir-tinged take on the timeless tale of shady success and lost love can be seen again, in a brand-new print made exclusively for Noir City! Screenplay by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum, based on the novel and a play by Owen Davis. Directed by Elliott Nugent. An intriguing take on an American classic. NOT ON DVD


THE GANGSTER
1947, Warner Bros., 84 min, USA, Dir: Gordon Wiles

Barry Sullivan gives an intense performance as Shubunka, a two-bit, paranoid Scarface trying to stave off elimination by the encroaching syndicate. This Poverty Row product compresses the rise-and-fall gangster scenario into a moody bit of noir theater, bolstered by a supporting cast that blasts its way through the stylized dialogue of uncredited scripter Dalton Trumbo. Co-starring ice skater-turned-actress Belita.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Wed, Aug 29, 2012 • 7:30pm