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The Sea Wolf / The Breaking Point (35mm) + Book Signing!

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Michael Curtiz Double Feature! THE SEA WOLF stars Edward G. Robinson as a brutal skipper who wreaks havoc on his entire crew. THE BREAKING POINT follows a World War II veteran who has fallen on hard times and agrees to ferry a gang of robbers out of the country. Introduction by author Alan K. Rode, who will sign his book, Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, in the lobby at 6:30 PM

Introduction by author Alan K. Rode, who will sign his book, Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

Theatrical Debut of Digital Restoration with Long-Missing Footage!
THE SEA WOLF
1941, Warner Bros.,, 100 min, USA, Dir: Michael Curtiz
The definitive cinematic version of Jack London’s famed novel returns to the big screen. Edward G. Robinson’s magnificent portrayal of Wolf Larsen is the centerpiece of a darkly fatalistic tale adapted by Robert Rossen (ALL THE KING’S MEN, THE HUSTLER) who blends a distinctive anti-Nazi sentiment (initiated into American movies by the brothers Warner) with an unforgettable saga of tyranny at sea. An all-star cast of John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Gene Lockhart and Barry Fitzgerald add dramatic heft to Curtiz’s brilliantly helmed epic.

35 mm!
THE BREAKING POINT
1950, Warner Bros., 97 min, USA, Dir: Michael Curtiz
The finest film version of Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not (and yes, that includes the Bogart-Hawks classic) shifts the story from Cuba to Newport Beach, California, but retains the novel’s core of noir-stained tragedy. As Skipper Harry Morgan, John Garfield essays his finest screen portrayal of a man whose domestic travails and mid-life crisis results in crime, flight and death. Garfield’s turn is perfectly matched by Patricia Neal, as a predatory femme fatale, and Phyllis Thaxter as his beaten-down but unswervingly loyal spouse. With Wallace Ford as a bottom-feeding attorney and the great Afro-Cuban actor Juano Hernandez.

Screening formats: DCP (THE SEA WOLF), 35 mm (THE BREAKING POINT). THE BREAKING POINT 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funding provided by Warner Bros. in association with The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Date:
December 7
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Egyptian Theatre

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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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