NOIR CITY 14: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY / CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS
Tuesday, January 26: ART COLLECTORS
The price of admission gets you into the evening double bill.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
(1945, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 110 min.)
Scr. Albert Lewin, based on the story by Oscar Wilde
Dir. Albert Lewin
One of the most famous fantasy stories of all time is given a sumptuous and sinister telling in this classic MGM version. Renowned artist Basil Hallward paints a glorious portrait of the dashing and callow narcissist Dorian Gray (Hurd Hatfield), whose ardent wish is that the painting age in his stead. When Dorian realizes his wish has been granted, he embarks on a hedonistic lifestyle that destroys all who dare love him. Angela Lansbury was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Sibyl Vane.
CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS
(1948, Apollo Films [;;Cohen Media Group];;. 96 min.)
Scr. Rudolph Cartier, Edana Romney, based on the novel by Christopher Massie
Dir. Terence Young
Paul Mangin is a contemporary British artist who prefers to live in the past. As the world attempts to recover from the devastation of WWII, Mangin surrounds himself with Renaissance art, and becomes obsessed with housewife and mother Mifanwy Conway, whom he seduces in his self-made dream world, convincing her they are reincarnations of lovers in a centuries-old painting. Their commitment to the fantasy spirals into insanity -- and ends on the gallows for one of the lovers.
Castro Theatre (View)
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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