NOIR CITY X: OKAY, AMERICA / AFRAID TO TALK
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill.
(1932, Universal, 78 min.)
A hugely popular radio "columnist" (Lew Ayres), clearly based on the legendary Walter Winchell, uses his influence to manipulate both sides of the law while investigating a kidnapping that leads all the way to the White House. A wildly entertaining pre-Code expose on the greasy relationship between politicians, organized crime, and the burgeoning American media. Screenplay by William Anthony McGuire. Directed by Tay Garnett.
AFRAID TO TALK aka Merry-Go-Round
(1932, Universal, 69 min.)
Gangsters and politicians, worried their allegiances will be revealed, conspire to destroy a innocent bellhop (Eric Linden) who witnesses a murder in the penthouse suite. A scathing, uncompromising, and still timely look at the corruption inherent in American big city politics. Indelible performances from a vast cast, headed by Louis Calhern and Edward Arnold. Screenplay by Albert Maltz and George Sklar, based on their play. Directed by Edward L. Cahn.
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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