"A major B movie by one of Hollywood's most accomplished craftsmen." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Watch the trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGxMFK67vB0
THE LINEUP Directed by Don Siegel 1958 Nominally a big-screen expansion of an undistinguished TV police procedural, THE LINEUP bristles with the genuine nastiness and unchecked sadism favored by screenwriter Stirling Silliphant and director Don Siegel. After its opening reel, THE LINEUP loses interest in the finer points of forensics and concentrates on the singularly sociopathic Dancer (Eli Wallach), a short-tempered hit man with no compunctions about threatening children or the disabled to reclaim a shipment of smuggled heroin. As a dumb working stiff who thrashes against a criminal hierarchy he can't be bothered to understand, Wallach achieves a rare and uncomfortable intensity. Staging its mayhem on location at several now-vanished San Francisco landmarks, THE LINEUP's irrational forward velocity finally and fittingly overflows the city itself: the climatic car chase takes place on an unfinished highway and it doesn't disappoint. (KW) 86 min Columbia Pictures 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory
PLUS: Joe Besser in "Caught on the Bounce" (Jules White, 1952) 35mm 16 min
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The Northwest Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original formson 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Our screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios, and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience.
Through program notes, blog entries, and introductory remarks before each screening, the Northwest Chicago Film Society endeavors to bring new notions of the cultural and material history of cinema to the public. The Northwest Chicago Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was founded in 2011.
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