SEPTEMBER STORM
1960, ALCO Productions/20th Century Fox/3-D Film Archive, 99 min, USA, Dir: Byron Haskin

This drama of treasure hunters exploring the Mediterranean Sea was the last 3-D picture filmed in the 1950s, and the first to be released in 3-D CinemaScope. Hoping to impress New York model Joanne Dru, sailor Asher Dann borrows his boss’s boat; con men Mark Stevens and Robert Strauss convince the couple to search for a fortune in sunken gold coins. Director Byron Haskin is best known for the 1953 classic THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; the script is by noir legend W. R. Burnett (THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, HIGH SIERRA). The first feature to include color underwater 3-D footage, SEPTEMBER STORM was long considered lost until the original negative elements were located for this digital restoration.


NEW FACES
1954, 98 min, USA, Dir: Harry Horner, John Beal

A young Mel Brooks got one of his first writing credits on this film of the hit Broadway revue about a producer trying to keep his stage show alive. It features a series of dynamic musical performances from Robert Clary and Eartha Kitt, and hilarious sketches with Ronny Graham, Alice Ghostly and Paul Lynde (who also shares writing duties).


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