Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, May 5, 2017
7:30pm

ORSON WELLES: THE STUDIO YEARS AND BEYOND
Welles Noir Double Feature!
TOUCH OF EVIL / THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

Writer F.X. Feeney has more to say about Orson Welles in our blog here.

Introduction by F.X. Feeney.
TOUCH OF EVIL
1958, Universal, 111 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles

This hallucinatory, off-kilter masterwork features Charlton Heston in one of his finest performances, as a Mexican cop on the wrong side of the border, pitted against a grotesque sheriff (Welles) whose badge hides a heart of vile corruption. Janet Leigh co-stars as Heston’s bride, menaced by leather-clad Mercedes McCambridge and her gang of juvenile delinquents. Co-starring Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich and Joseph Calleia.


THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI
1948, Sony Repertory, 87 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles

The camera is the star in one of director Orson Welles’ most phantasmagorical films, a dazzling noir thriller about a seaman, a crippled lawyer and his homicidal wife pursuing one another through a "bright, guilty world" of infidelity, deception and murder. The hall-of-mirrors climax is riveting. With Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, May 5, 2017 • 7:30pm

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