Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 165: Fri Jun 14

Human Desire (Lang, 1954j: Ealing Classic Cinema Club, 7.30pm

This film is part of the Ealing Classic Cinema Club programme. Details here

Chicago Reader review:
Fritz Lang's 1954 American version of the Zola novel (and Renoir film) La Bete Humaine. Gloria Grahame, at her brassiest, pleads with Glenn Ford to do away with her slob of a husband, Broderick Crawford. Lang mines the railroad setting for a remarkably rich series of visual correlatives to his oppressively Catholic conception of guilt and retribution. A gripping melodrama, marred only by Ford's inability to register an appropriate sense of doom.
Dave Kehr 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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