'The Breaking Point' (1950); 'Under My Skin' (1950)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
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Tickets: $10 online; $9 general admission; $8 non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required); free for UCLA students.
'The Breaking Point' (1950). Director Michael Curtiz delivers a taut adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not,” transposing the story of a struggling fishing boat captain driven to human trafficking from the Florida Keys to Newport Beach, California. John Garfield’s typically explosive performance as the desperate captain confirms the film’s sunshine noir credentials. 35mm, b/w, 97 min.
'Under My Skin' (1950). Directed by Jean Negulesco. After double-crossing a ruthless gangster who paid him to throw a horse race, crooked jockey Dan Butler (John Garfield) flees to Paris to escape retribution. Trying to go straight for the sake of his worshipful young son and the smoky-voiced Parisian nightclub singer he falls for, Butler finds past deeds hard to escape in this brooding drama based on a Hemingway short story. 35mm, b/w, 86 min.