Double Feature: 'Escape in the Fog' & 'Behind Locked Doors'
Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Budd Boetticher Film Series
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$9 general; $8 students and seniors; $10 online advanced purchase.
Free for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
'Escape in the Fog' (1945): Boetticher was never too sentimental about the programmers he churned out at Columbia when he was starting out: “They were nothing pictures. But they gave me a chance to work with some great people: Nina Foch, Otto Krueger, people like that.” Here, Boetticher works with both Foch and Krueger in a tight war-time programmer about a San Francisco spy ring with a supernatural twist.
Followed by 'Behind Locked Doors' (1948): Returning from the navy where he produced documentaries, Boetticher signed on with Poverty Row champ Eagle-Lion Productions. His second outing for the company, this gripping little thriller presages Samuel Fuller’s 'Shock Corridor' (1962) with a detective (Carlson) working undercover as a patient at an insane asylum to root out a corrupt judge in hiding. Boetticher turns its B budget to his advantage building claustrophobic tension as inmates wail in the night.
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