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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Aug 4, 2011
7:30pm

Double Feature! Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday!
THE LONG, LONG TRAILER / THE DARK CORNER

Beloved performer Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989) is spotlighted with screenings of the Lucy-Desi comedy THE LONG, LONG TRAILER and her more dramatic turn in the noir THE DARK CORNER.

THE LONG, LONG TRAILER
1954, Warner Bros., 96 min, USA, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Long before VACATION and RV, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz hit the road (though not as the Ricardos) in color in this slapstick romp about newlyweds who buy a shiny new trailer and decide to take a cross-country honeymoon. Needless to say, "There’s gonna be a lotta ’splainin’ to do!" With Marjorie "Ma Kettle" Main, Keenan Wynn and Madge Blake; written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich (FATHER OF THE BRIDE).


THE DARK CORNER
1946, 20th Century Fox, 99 min, USA, Dir: Henry Hathaway

In this classic private-eye noir, wrongly convicted shamus Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens) is sprung from prison, but bad luck sticks to his gummed shoes: Who’s the mystery man in the white suit and why won’t he leave Galt alone? What’s his connection to the big-money boys on the Upper East Side? Galt’s no Marlowe - without his loyal gal Friday (a spunky and sexy Lucille Ball), he wouldn’t make it out from behind the 8-ball alive. "I’m backed up in a dark corner," he grouses, "and I don’t know who’s hitting me." Co-starring Clifton Webb and William Bendix.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Aug 4, 2011 • 7:30pm