Friday, March 8th
A critical and commercial smash featuring Burt Lancaster’s screen debut as Swede, a man running from his past who’s too tired to run anymore.
In an unnamed rural town, Swede lives an unassuming life working at a service station and keeping to himself. Through a series of flashbacks, however, we get extended glimpses into his prior life as a professional boxer mixed up with several shady characters, including crime boss “Big Jim” Colfax (Albert Dekker) and enchanting vixen Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner).
Swede and Big Jim go in on a robbery, but in the dark world of Film Noir, double-crossing is expected at every juncture, plans go awry, and fates are sealed.
Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway.
(1946 / b&w / 103 min.)
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
Eureka Theater | 612 F Street, Eureka | 707-442-2970 | www.eureka-theater.org