Events & Appearances

May
21
Sat
The Argyle Secrets – UCLA Festival of Preservation – Intro by Alan K. Rode – May 21, 2022 @ Billy Wilder Theater
May 21 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

In-person:
intro by Alan Rode, Film Noir Foundation.

News of the Day, Vol. 19, No. 257

U.S., 3/18/1948

The Argyle Secrets

U.S., 1948

An investigative reporter is confined in the hospital with a great story that every newspaper in town wants—but he’ll only speak to his colleague, Harry Mitchell (William Gargan). While explaining his possession of the Argyle Album, an exposé of Nazi sympathizers, the boss is murdered and Harry becomes the prime suspect. In this jacked-up version of The Maltese Falcon, the Argyle Album becomes a much sought-after MacGuffin by Harry, international blackmailers (John Banner and Jack Reitzen) and femme fatale Marla (Marjorie Lord).

Mitchell is not, even by film noir standards, a good guy. He is a selfish reporter after a hot story and lets nothing stand in his way. His treatment of women should at the very least make you wince, if not out-right gasp. The Brooklyn-born Gargan tried his hand at bootlegging and detective work before settling on acting, which would prove to be a good background for many of the roles he would play. John Banner, a Jewish émigré from Austria best known for playing the affable Sergeant Schultz in the situation comedy Hogan’s Heroes (1965-1971), plays Winter, the menacing leader of the blackmail ring. Nearly unrecognizable at 163 pounds, Banner enjoys one of the longest explanatory climaxes in film history amidst acetylene torch mayhem.

Director Cy Endfield learned his craft on the set of Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons, hired by Welles to help hone his magic skills. Endfield tended towards leftist thinking and his first film, a short subject documentary entitled Inflation (1943), a subtle attack on corporate greed, drew the ire of studio executives. Eventually, Endfield was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee and, after refusing to name names, was branded a sympathizer. Through with Hollywood, Endfield moved to England in 1951 where he made one of his most famous films, the historical biopic, Zulu.

—Miki Shannon

DCP, b&w, 64 min. Production: Eronel Productions. Distribution: Film Classics. Producers: Sam X. Abarbanel, Albert Bildner, Alan H. Posner. Director: Cy Endfield. Screenwriter: Cy Endfield. Based on the radio play The Argyle Album by Cy Endfield. Cinematographer: Mack Stengler. With: William Gargan, Marjorie Lord, Ralph Byrd, Jack Reitzen, John Banner.

Restoration funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Charitable Trust (the HFPA Trust). Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive from a 35mm nitrate composite dupe negative. Laboratory services by Roundabout Entertainment, The PHI Stoa Lab, Audio Mechanics, Simon Daniel Sound, DJ Audio, Inc. Special thanks to the British Film Institute. In memory of Yoram Kahana (1939-2021), champion of film preservation.

NOTE: Preceding “The Argyle Secrets” will be a classic short film:

Paper Moon

U.S., 1949

Student films can be one of the most critically and historically overlooked types of production but they can also yield surprising treasures, especially with regards to promising voices from marginalized communities that may not have had an equitable opportunity to build careers beyond school. As a woman enrolled in the UCLA animation department at mid-century, Flora Mock (1914-2014) was one such pioneering voice. Later a faculty member at UCLA, as a student, Mock specialized in mixed-media collages such as Paper Moon (1949), an animated interpretation of the Nat King Cole song that the L.A. Times described in 2011 as a “West Side Story-style romance told in the vocabulary of cut and torn paper.”

16mm, color, 4 min. Director: Flora Mock.

Restoration funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive from the 16mm original color reversal and a 16mm print. Laboratory services by FotoKem, Audio Mechanics, DJ Audio, Inc., Simon Daniel Sound. Special thanks to Mark Toscano from the Academy Film Archive.

Part of:
2022 UCLA Festival of Preservation

Source: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2022/05/21/paper-moon-argyle-secrets


Billy Wilder Theater inside Hammer Museum, Los AngelesThe Billy Wilder Theater

Located in the Hammer Museum

The Billy Wilder Theater, home of UCLA Film & Television Archive’s public programs, is among a handful of venues nationwide able to exhibit an entire century’s worth of moving images in their original formats. From the earliest silent films requiring variable speed projection all the way up to cutting-edge digital cinema, the Wilder can accommodate an array of screen technologies.

Please note that food is not permitted inside the theater. There are dining options in the surrounding Westwood Village. You may also opt to bring your own food and eat in the courtyard just outside the theater.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

Masks are required in all indoor spaces.

Box Office

The box office opens one hour before showtime. The theater doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Visit our admission page for information about ticketing.

Parking

Please be aware that Hammer Museum parking on Friday before 6 p.m. is subject to the usual hourly rate.

1)  A parking garage is conveniently located beneath the Hammer Museum and accepts credit cards or exact cash only. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd.

Monday – Friday after 6 p.m.:  $7.
Monday – Friday before 6 p.m.:  $7 for first 3 hours with Hammer Museum validation and $3 every 20 minutes thereafter. Daily maximum is $20. To obtain validation, show your ticket stub at the welcome desk in the museum lobby.
Saturday & Sunday all day:  $7.

Accessible parking is provided on levels P1 and P3.

 

Public Transportation

Located at the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Blvd., the theater is easily accessible by public transportation.  Check the websites below for bus schedules, directions and fare information.

LA Metro

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus

Accessibility

There are six wheelchair spaces with companion seating in the Billy Wilder Theater. Four are in the back of the theater and accessible from the theater lobby on the courtyard level. Two are in the front row. Please inform the box office of your preference and one of our ushers will escort you. Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are also available for use at the theater and can be picked up at the box office. For assistance and questions, please email housemanager@cinema.ucla.edu.

 

Drop-offs

Visitors can be dropped off and picked up at the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue. Located on the north side of the Museum between Westwood Boulevard and Glendon Avenue, this entrance has an accessible ramp up to the courtyard level.

Visitors may also be dropped off in the parking garage underneath the museum, where there is an accessible ramp. Drivers spending less than 10 minutes in the parking garage will not be charged a parking fee.

 

About the Theater

The theater’s modern design by Michael Maltzan Architecture stylishly interprets cinema’s play of light and movement in real space, and the 285-seat interior features comfortable leather seats with superb sightlines. The theater is made possible by a generous gift from Audrey L. Wilder and named in honor of Mrs. Wilder’s late husband, the legendary screenwriter, director and producer. Born on the outskirts of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Billy Wilder fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s to become a master of Hollywood film language and a shrewd comic observer of the American scene. Among the many classics Wilder co-wrote and directed were Double Indemnity (1944), Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Some Like It Hot (1959).

Conveniently located in the Hammer Museum on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards, the theater offers visitors the chance to plan their evenings with dining options.

Source: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

May
28
Sat
Canon City – Alan K. Rode Introduction at Columbus Moving Picture Show Festival – Saturday May 28, 2022 @ Renaissance Hotel
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Columbus Moving Picture Show Memorial Weekend Film Festival May 26-29, 2022

Alan K. Rode will be a guest at the Columbus Moving Picture Show Film Festival from May 26-29 in Columbus, Ohio.

Canon City (1948)

Alan will be presenting a 25-minute documentary on Eagle-Lion film studio at 2pm, Saturday May 28, 2022, and introducingMovie still from Canon City featuring Scott Brady. CANON CITY (1948) 2:30pm Saturday May 28, 2022.

Plot

This account of a violent prison break is a semi-documentary opens with a newsreel type tour of the prison. Led by Carl Schwartzmiller (Jeff Corey), 12 convicts plan their escape but prisoner Jim Sherbondy (Scott Brady) is reluctant to go along with the group.

Cast

Scott Brady as Sherbondy
Jeff Corey as Schwartzmiller
Whit Bissell as Heilman
Stanley Clements as New
Charles Russell as Tolley
DeForest Kelley as Smalley
Ralph Byrd as Officer Gray
Mabel Paige as Mrs. Oliver
Roy Best as Himself (as Warden Roy Best)

Background

The film is based on a prison break that occurred at the Colorado State Penitentiary at Cañon City, Colorado on 30 December 1947. Within a week all were killed or captured.

Production

The film was shot almost entirely on location at the site of the Canon City state penitentiary in March 1948. It was originally budgeted at $350,000.

source: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_City_(film)>


Alan will also be signing copies of his books: Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film and Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy.


Complete Screenings Listing: <https://www.columbusmovingpictureshow.com/film-schedule>

 

May
30
Mon
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES – Hollywood Legion Theater – Monday May 30, 2022 @ Hollywood Legion Theater
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Memorial Day Matinee!

Monday, May 30th 2022 @ 3:00PM

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)

Actor Dana Andrews passionately embracing blonde co-star in The Best Years of Our Lives.Winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture & Best Supp. Actor for veteran Harold Russell

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

$15 General public tickets; FREE to Post 43 Members, Veterans, Active Duty Military & their families

Buy tickets here: https://ticketing.useast.veezi.com/purchase/109?siteToken=x45qwey587tcaxrmf6c1m32zpr

Nov
16
Wed
Jack Wrather: A Legacy of Film and Friendship – Alan K. Rode and Steven C. Smith – Nov. 16, 2022 @ Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Alan K. Rode and Steven C. Smith

 . . . at Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory

November 16, 2022 — 7:00PM PDT

 

Jack Wrather: A Legacy of Film and FriendshipAlan K. Rode and Steven C. Smith will present their documentary “Jack Wrather: A Legacy of Film and Friendship” followed by a Q&A about the film and their work on classic Hollywood cinema.1940's era noir movie poster for The Guilty


Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
CA-111, Rancho Mirage CA 92270
Nov
19
Sat
SUNSET BOULEVARD at Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA, November 19, 2022 @ AERO THEATRE
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NOTE: This Event Has Sold Out

American Cinematheque presents “Sunset Boulevard”

SAT NOV 19, 2022
2:00 PM

AERO THEATRE
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica CA 90403

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Alan K. Rode will introduce the film noir classic, Sunset Blvd (1950), with the film’s Oscar-nominated co-star Nancy Olson Livingston.

Book signing with Nancy Olson Livingston for her new memoir A Front Row Seat: An Intimate Look at Broadway, Hollywood, and the Age of Glamour prior to the screening at 1:00pm at the Aero Theatre, courtesy of the Larry Edmunds Bookshop.

ABOUT THE FILM:Movie still from Sunset Boulevard featuring William Holden embracing Nancy Olson.
“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!” Director Billy Wilder created one of his most enduring masterpieces in this dark, glittering, poison-pen letter to all things Hollywood, told in flashback by screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), whose final job is playing paid companion to egocentric, aging silent-film goddess Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). With Nancy Olson Livingston and Erich von Stroheim. Academy Award Winner for Best Screenplay (Wilder, Charles Brackett and D.M. Marshman Jr.) and Score (Franz Waxman).

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: PARAMOUNT


ABOUT THE MEMOIR:
From her idyllic childhood in the American Midwest to her Oscar–nominated performance in SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) and the social circles of New York and Los Angeles, actress Nancy Olson Livingston has lived abundantly. In her memoir, A Front Row Seat, Livingston treats readers to an intimate, charming chronicle of her life as an actress, wife, and mother, and her memories of many of the most notable figures and moments of her time.Livingston shares reminiscences of her marriages to lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner, creator of award-winning musicals PAINT YOUR WAGON, GIGI, and MY FAIR LADY (which was dedicated to her), and to Alan Wendell Livingston, former president of Capitol Records, who created Bozo the Clown and worked with legendary musical artists, including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Band, and Don McLean. One of the last living actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Livingston shares memorable encounters with countless celebrities—William Holden, Billy Wilder, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne, to name a few—and less pleasant experiences with Howard Hughes and John F. Kennedy that act as reminders of women’s long struggle for equality.Entertaining and engrossing, A Front Row Seat deftly interweaves Livingston’s life with her observations of the artists, celebrities, and luminaries with whom she came in contact—a paean to the twentieth century and a treasure for readers enamored with a bygone era.

 

Jun
11
Sun
BEHIND THE BLACKLIST Film and Discussion – Skirball Center – June 11, 2023 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Skirball Cultural Center June 11, 2023 BEHIND THE BLACKLIST film and discussion program moderated by AKR.

About the Program

See how prejudice manifested during the Hollywood Red Scare with a double feature that looks at antisemitism in the 1940s. Waging a “cold war” on minority groups, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) used the Hearings to target Jews and other oppressed peoples, whether or not evidence of their involvement with the Communist Party existed.

In between films, hear from film historian Alan Rode and Thomas Doherty, professor of American studies at Brandeis University and cultural historian focusing on Hollywood cinema.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

11:00 am— Hollywood on TrialNine men in suit and tie assembled in 1940's photo.
This Oscar-nominated documentary is an authoritative account of the 1947 HUAC Hearings centering on the screenwriters, directors, and producers who were cited for contempt of Congress. Archival footage of the Hearings is punctuated by interviews with the participants and others who were affected. Directed by David Helpern. (1976, 105 min. No MPAA rating.)

12:45 pm—Conversation and Q&A with Thomas Doherty
Moderated by film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode.

2:00 pm—Crossfire
Crossfire is an essential post-war drama examining antisemitism in the US military. Despite its financial success and five Oscar nominations, the film led to its American Jewish director (Edward Dmytryk) and producer (Adrian Scott) being Blacklisted and jailed with the Hollywood Ten. (1947, 84 min. No MPAA rating.)Couple sharing drinks at nightclub table.

Look out for related artifacts in the exhibition! Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare features protest materials by members of the Hollywood Ten, a spotlight on Crossfire, and more!

More information here: The Skirball Cultural Center

Jun
17
Sat
Michael Curtiz Horror Film Double Feature Hosted by Alan K. Rode, June 17, 2023, San Diego Digital Gym @ San Diego Digital Gym
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Doctor X + Mystery of the Wax Museum

San Diego Digital Gym June 17, 2023 will be showing two Michael Curtiz horror films and I’ll be presenting the films, doing Q&A and signing my books.

More info here: https://digitalgym.org/programs/michael-curtiz-horror-double-feature-w-biographer-alan-k-rode/

Mystery of the wax museum movie poster.Michael Curtiz may be best known for directing Oscar-winning films such as Casablanca and Mildred Pierce but in the 1930s he made a trio of stunning pre-Code horror films (the only time he worked in the genre). Film Geeks will be screening the gorgeously restored two-strip Technicolor films Doctor X (1933) and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933 with a feisty pair of performances from Fay Wray and Glenda Farrell) with Curtiz biographer Alan K. Rode on hand to introduce the films and answer questions.
VIP tickets include admission to both movies, buttons for each film, poster reprints and a personally autographed copy of Rode’s Michael Curtiz book.

Price: $45.00
General Admission for the Double Feature is $20.00.
Individual tickets for each screening may be available at the door for $12.00 if there are unsold seats.
Tentative Schedule:
11:00AM – Introduction by Alan K. Rode
11:10AM – Screening of Doctor X
12:30PM – Intermission / Book Signing
1:00PM – 2nd Introduction by Alan K. Rode
1:15PM – Screening of Mystery of the Wax Museum
2:30PM – Q&ASan diego film geeks.

Jul
9
Sun
Behind the Blacklist Double Feature: Odds Against Tomorrow and Force of Evil – Skirball Cultural Center July 9, 2023 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Two black and white movie stills: male stars of odds against tomorrow force of evil.

About the Program

Check out two classic films by Blacklisted screenwriter and director Abraham Polonsky! Born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Polonsky was a committed Marxist, union supporter, and proud member of the Communist Party. Like many Blacklisted screenwriters, Polonsky continued to write under pseudonyms and fronts. While it is now known Polonsky wrote Odds Against Tomorrow, many of his scripts remain uncredited to this day.

In between films, hear film historian Alan Rode speak with Hank Polonsky about Abraham Polonsky’s experience with the Hollywood Red Scare and its impact on their family.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

11:00 am— Odds Against Tomorrow
This multi-layered film stars Hollywood legends Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Ed Begley as three desperate men who band together for a dangerous heist. Beyond its gripping plot, Odds Against Tomorrow issues a strong statement about the endemic racism at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Robert Wise. (1959, 96 min. No MPAA rating.)

12:45 pm—Conversation and Q&A with Hank Polonsky
Moderated by film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode.

2:00 pm— Force of Evil
Force of Evil stars John Garfield as a lawyer embroiled in a scheme to control “the numbers racket” in New York City, leading to a series of events that test his morality and loyalty. Polonsky’s directorial debut is a poetic urban saga underscoring how unbridled capitalistic greed creates personal debasement and tragedy. (1948, 78 min. No MPAA rating.)


More info and tickets:  Skirball Cultural Center

Aug
4
Fri
NOIR CITY, Hollywood – Aero Theatre Santa Monica – August 4 – 13, 2023 @ Aero Theatre
Aug 4 – Aug 13 all-day

American Cinematheque and Film Noir Foundation Present

Noir City, Hollywood — at Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, August 4-13, 2023

 

A joint production of the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation, NOIR CITY Hollywood celebrates its 24th anniversary with 24 movies -—including 15 35mm prints -— during August 4-13 2023 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

Programmed and hosted by the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode. The 2023 edition of NOIR CITY celebrates the apex year of classic film noir with all of the scheduled films originally released in 1948.

Don’t miss this 75th anniversary of classic film noir on the big screen!

 

Source for more information, tickets: American Cinematheque

Read More about KEY LARGO / SORRY, WRONG NUMBER


FRI AUG 4, 2023

7:30 PM

KEY LARGO / SORRY, WRONG NUMBER

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Opening Night!

NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about HOLLOW TRIUMPH


SAT AUG 5, 2023

3:00 PM

HOLLOW TRIUMPH

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about A DOUBLE LIFE / THE VELVET TOUCH


SAT AUG 5, 2023

7:30 PM

A DOUBLE LIFE / THE VELVET TOUCH

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller

 

 

Read More about THE HUNTED


SUN AUG 6, 2023

3:00 PM

THE HUNTED

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about CALL NORTHSIDE 777 / LARCENY


SUN AUG 6, 2023

7:30 PM

CALL NORTHSIDE 777 / LARCENY

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about I WALK ALONE / T-MEN


MON AUG 7, 2023

7:30 PM

I WALK ALONE / T-MEN

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode

Rare 35mm print of T-MEN courtesy of the BFI

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about CRY OF THE CITY / THE NAKED CITY


TUE AUG 8, 2023

7:30 PM

CRY OF THE CITY / THE NAKED CITY

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode, Victoria Mature, daughter of Victor Mature and actor Tommy Cook

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about BLOOD ON THE MOON / PURSUED


WED AUG 9, 2023

7:30 PM

BLOOD ON THE MOON / PURSUED

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode

 

 

Read More about TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH / WHIPLASH


THU AUG 10, 2023

7:30 PM

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH / WHIPLASH

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about RAW DEAL / HE WALKED BY NIGHT


FRI AUG 11, 2023

7:30 PM

RAW DEAL / HE WALKED BY NIGHT

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

Rare 35mm print of RAW DEAL courtesy of the BFI

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI / MOONRISE


SAT AUG 12, 2023

7:30 PM

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI / MOONRISE

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about BODYGUARD


SUN AUG 13, 2023

3:00 PM

BODYGUARD

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES / THE BIG CLOCK


SUN AUG 13, 2023

7:30 PM

NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES / THE BIG CLOCK

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Closing Night! Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 


Aero Theatre info: https://www.americancinematheque.com/about/theatres/aero-theatre/, and read about the Aero Theatre’s storied history here.

 

Sep
3
Sun
Behind the Blacklist: The Breaking Point (1950) – Skirball Cultural Center September 3, 2023 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Movie still from the breaking point, 1950, actress canada lee on board boat piloted by actor John garfield.

Feature Screening and Book Signing with Alan Rode

About the Program

Enjoy a thrilling noir starring Blacklisted Jewish actor and anti-fascist activist John Garfield! 

While he was never a member of the Communist Party, his wife was. In a brave act of loyalty that effectively ended his career, Garfield testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee saying that he did not know any Communists.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

11:00 am— The Breaking Point
This definitive screen adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not features one of John Garfield’s finest performances as a hard-luck skipper in what would be his next-to-last film. Directed by Michael Curtiz. (1950, 97 min. No MPAA rating.)

12:45 pm—Book Signing
Film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode will sign copies of his book, Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, about the director of The Breaking Point and Casablanca.

  • Screening FREE to all visitors

Separate tickets required for Museum admission.
Museum admission is FREE to WGA members with code 99949 and SAG-AFTRA members with code 99950*.
*Please present your membership card at check in.


More info: Skirball Cultural Center