- Fri-Sat, March 29-30NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK: Dir. Edward Cline, USA, 1941, 70 min., NR, 35mm, Official Website
COBRA WOMAN: Dir. Robert Siodmak, USA, 1944, 70 min., NR, 35mm
Double Feature: Two Films, One Ticket! (NOTE: This double feature now screens on Fri-Sat, instead of Sat-Sun as previously announced. We're undertaking some technical work over the next few weeks to expand our exhibition quality with the addition of digital capabilities and audio enhancements — which, in this case, required a schedule shift.)
NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK:
In one the last films of his storied career, W.C. Fields plays himself trying to sell a movie producer on a ridiculous script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico. This uproarious comedy climaxes in an automobile chase shot in actual Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Starring the “Queen of Technicolor” Maria Montez who plays the dual roles of a virtuous princess and her always lavishly-attired evil twin, the iron-fisted ruler of the lavish Cobra Island. The film’s levels of splendiferous kitch would prove influential to underground filmmakers over a quarter-century later (e.g., Divine’s performance in John Water’s FEMALE TROUBLE). Cobra Woman Trailer
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