Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Feb 9, 2014
7:30pm

Barbara Stanwyck Double Feature!
DOUBLE INDEMNITY / THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN

Introduction by Victoria Wilson, who will sign copies of her new book, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940, at 6:30 PM in the lobby.

70th Anniversary!

DOUBLE INDEMNITY
1944, Universal, 107 min, Dir: Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder’s cunning masterpiece helped to spawn Hollywood’s dark era of mordant murder thrillers and is one of the greatest noirs ever made. Fred MacMurray plays Walter Neff, the sardonic insurance salesman who is willingly seduced by slinky Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) into planning and executing the murder of her newly insured husband. Edward G. Robinson is Keyes, Neff’s sharp colleague and gruff friend, who smells a rat when Phyllis’ hubby has a fatal train "accident," qualifying the femme fatale for the lucrative double-indemnity payout.


New 35mm Print!

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
1933, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra

One of Frank Capra’s greatest films, this complex love story between an American missionary (Barbara Stanwyck) and her Chinese captor (Nils Asther) is a haunting masterpiece. Subtle and deeply mysterious, it presents Stanwyck at her best and Capra at his most provocative, with an interracial romance that is both moving and challenging.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, Feb 9, 2014 • 7:30pm