NOIR CITY X: THE KILLERS / POINT BLANK
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill.
(1964, Universal, 93 min.)
This hard-hitting remake of Mark Hellinger's 1946 noir classic was intended as the first "made for TV" feature film, until network execs balked at the film's amorality and casual brutality. Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager play hit-men obsessed with discovering why their victim (John Cassavetes) accepted his death. The blood-spattered hunt leads through femme fatale Angie Dickinson to . . . Ronald Reagan! Screenplay by Gene L. Coon, based on the Hemingway short story. Directed by Don Siegel.
Between films: Angie Dickinson interviewed onstage by Eddie Muller!
(1967, MGM/UA, 92 min.)
A taciturn hitman is double-crossed and left for dead on Alcatraz. But soon he's relentlessly stalking his betrayers . . . or is he? One of the most stylish, inventive, and enigmatic films of the '60s, Point Blank is the high-water mark of existentialist crime cinema, and the greatest of Lee Marvin's memorable tough guy performances. Costarring Angie Dickinson at her sexiest! Screenplay by Alexander Jacobs, David & Rafe Newhouse. Directed by John Boorman.
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