Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 90: Sat Aug 14

Marked Woman (Bacon, 1937): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2.45pm

This 35mm presentation, which is part of the BFI Southbank Bette Davis season, is also being screened on August 12th and 14th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Inspired by Thomas Dewey's indictment of Lucky Luciano—at a trial where many prostitutes who suffered at the gangster's hands testified against him—this gritty 1937 Warners crime movie is one of the least compromised melodramas of the period in expressing solidarity with women. Costarring Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, written by Robert Rossen and Abem Finkel, and directed by Lloyd Bacon, it's one of the key films discussed in the 1995 video documentary Red Hollywood, and it packs a serious punch. With Jane Bryan, Eduardo Cianneli, and Isabel Jewell.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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