Cast a Dark Shadow
1955, Lewis Gilbert, UK, 85 min. With Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood.
- Sat, Aug 22nd 3:00pm
- Wed, Aug 26th 6:15pm
“A woefully underestimated film [with] a compelling story, a taut construction, and a mitt-full of memorable performances.”
– Gary Deane, Film Noir of the Week
This nifty Britnoir finds Bogarde (THE SERVANT, DEATH IN VENICE) in top, sexually/morally ambiguous form as Edward “Teddy” Bare, a silky sponger with an Oedipal streak who seeks out wealthy older women to seduce, marry, and murder. Bogarde’s brilliance is complemented by a roster of superb actresses, notably Margaret Lockwood (THE LADY VANISHES) as one of Teddy’s designated victims, a blowzy ex-barmaid whose salty shrewdness poses more of a challenge than her would-be Bluebeard bargained for. New 2K DCP digital restoration from Cohen Film Collection. (MR)
SATURDAY DOUBLE-BILL DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Film Noir on any Saturday in August, and get a ticket for the second Film Noir that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.