I Wake Up Dreaming 2015: So Dark The Night

So Dark the NightSo Dark the NightAugust 6: SO DARK THE NIGHT

Of all the so-called “cult” directors who inhabit the film noir universe, Joseph H. Lewis is among my most favorites. With films like GUN CRAZY (1950), THE BIG COMBO (1955), and MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (1945), Lewis established himself as one of Hollywood’s most inventive creators of B genre films.

SO DARK THE NIGHT is one of Lewis’ best but least known films. It tells the twisted tale of a famed Parisian detective who, while vacationing along the French countryside, is confronted by a brutal and baffling murder. With customary stylish bravura, Lewis invests this modest B picture with enough visual pyrotechnics to fill a dozen films. Utilizing many of his trademark touches, he takes us down a rather dark and ultimately disturbing path. This beautiful, haunting films stars Stevan Geray, Micheline Cheirel, and Eugene Borden and was photographed by the great Burnett Guffey! At 71 minutes, it more than delivers the goods, and how!

The film plays on Thursday, August 6 on an unforgettable double bill with Robert Montgomery’s RIDE THE PINK HORSE.

Showtimes 6:15pm and 9:30pm

5 Responses

  1. […] The film plays on Thursday, August 6 on a great double bill with Joseph H. Lewis’ SO DARK THE NIGHT. […]

  2. laurel bross

    Just checking for theater and times and how to buy tickets.

    Thanks,

    • Elliot Lavine

      Hi Laurel — We’ve just set the showtimes, so here they are:
      Thurs 8/6:
      SO DARK THE NIGHT @ 6:15 & 9:30
      RIDE THE PINK HORSE @ 7:30

      Thurs 8/13:
      CHINATOWN AT MIDNIGHT @ 6:15
      DANGEROUS BLONDES @ 7:45
      MYSTERIOUS INTRUDER @ 9:30

      Thurs 8/20:
      GUNS, GIRLS & GANGSTERS @ 6:00 & 9:15
      INSIDE DETROIT @ 7:30

      Thurs 8/27:
      KILLER’S KISS @ 6:20
      WITNESS TO MURDER @ 7:45
      DEMENTIA @ 9:30

      Thurs 9/3:
      NIGHTFALL @ 6:00 & 9:30
      THE BURGLAR @ 7:40

      These programs are double features (and in the case of 8/13 and 8/27, triple features). One admission for a complete show! As for buying tickets, either at the door night of the show, or check the Castro’s website at http://www.castrotheatre.com to see how to do it in advance. Thanks so much for your interest! Elliot Lavine

  3. David Dell

    I’m a first timer to IWUD, and would love to attend at least a couple of Thursdays in August. Please tell me how I can attend – and, please, something about what time these films will be shown. Thanks,
    David

    • Elliot Lavine

      Hi David — We’ve just settled on showtimes and here they are:
      Thurs 8/6:
      SO DARK THE NIGHT @ 6:15 & 9:30
      RIDE THE PINK HORSE @ 7:30

      Thurs 8/13:
      CHINATOWN AT MIDNIGHT @ 6:15
      DANGEROUS BLONDES @ 7:45
      MYSTERIOUS INTRUDER @ 9:30

      Thurs 8/20:
      GUNS, GIRLS & GANGSTERS @ 6:00 & 9:15
      INSIDE DETROIT @ 7:30

      Thurs 8/27:
      KILLER’S KISS @ 6:20
      WITNESS TO MURDER @ 7:45
      DEMENTIA @ 9:30

      Thurs 9/3:
      NIGHTFALL @ 6:00 & 9:30
      THE BURGLAR @ 7:40

      You can get tix night of the show at the Castro’s box office, or go to their website, http://www.castrotheatre.com to see how to buy them in advance. Thanks for your interest! Elliot Lavine

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