Saturday, 20 January 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 31: Wed Jan 31

Gun Crazy (Lewis, 1949): Rio Cinema, 6.10pm

The late Peggy Cummins is celebrated by the Rio Cinema with a three-night run (from January 30th to February 1st) in their new Screen Two of Joseph H Lewis's superb B movie, Gun Crazy.

Chicago Reader review:
One of the most distinguished works of art to emerge from the B movie swamp, Joseph H. Lewis's 1949 film is a proto-Bonnie and Clyde
 tale of an outlaw couple on the run. Lewis's long takes and sure command of film noir staples (shadows, fog, rain-soaked streets) make this a stunning technical achievement, but it's something more--a gangster film that explores the limits of the form with feeling and responsibility. With Peggy Cummins and John Dall.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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