NOIR CITY 13: CAUGHT / THE SET UP
Tuesday, January 20: Ryan, For Richer and Poorer
The price of admission gets you into the evening double bill.
(1949, MGM. 88 min.)
Scr. Arthur Laurents. Dir. Max Ophüls.
Leonora Eames hits the matrimonial jackpot when she weds Smith Ohlrig, billionaire industrialist. But her charm-school training hasn't prepared her for a power-mad husband driven by personal demons. Compelling performances from Robert Ryan, Barbara Bel Geddes, and James Mason in his U.S. film debut. 35mm restoration
THE SET UP
(1949, RKO. 72 min.)
Scr. Art Cohn. Dir. Robert Wise.
Ignoring the pleas of his wife, veteran boxer Stoker Thompson agrees to one last bout, unaware his manager has made a deal with a local gangster for him to take a dive. Presented in "real time" (the 72 minutes before, during, and after Thompson's last stand), The Set-Up was the favorite film of its star, Robert Ryan, who proudly displayed the prowess that made him a collegiate boxing champ.
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|