NOIR CITY X: HOUSE OF BAMBOO / UNDERWORLD USA
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill.
HOUSE OF BAMBOO
(1955, 20th Century-Fox, 104 min.)
An military investigator (Robert Stack) infiltrates a gang of American ex-GIs (led by menacing and sexually ambiguous Robert Ryan) muscling in on the Japan's Yakuza underworld. Fuller's re-do of Fox's The Street With No Name is a visual spectacle, with stunning Technicolor and Cinemascope giving extra dimension to the director's singularly no-holds-barred style. Re-written and directed by Samuel Fuller, from Harry Kleiner's original screenplay.
(1961, Columbia [Sony], 99 min.)
Young Tolly Devlin witnesses a trio of hoodlums murder his father's murder. As an adult ex-con, Devlin (Cliff Robertson) dedicates himself to exterminating the three culprits -- now big-shot crime figures. One of Fuller's punchiest smash-mouth crime dramas, presenting the war between the law and organized crime as backdrop for a searing personal vendetta. Written and directed by Samuel Fuller.
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