The Naked Dawn

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Jan 10 through Sat, Jan 18.

Fri, Jan 10

9:00pm

Sat, Jan 18

1:00pm

The Naked Dawn
Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955
USA | Format: 35mm | 82 minutes

Noah Isenberg, co-curator and author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins, in person at both screenings!

Hailed as a “small gift from Hollywood” by François Truffaut, who drew much of his inspiration for Jules et Jim from the love triangle Ulmer portrays, this lyrical Western shot in Technicolor belongs to the director’s most cherished productions. Co-starring Arthur Kennedy, Betta St. John and Eugene Iglesias, the story—scripted by yet another blacklisted author, Julian Halevy—pits a rugged and romantic wanderer (Kennedy) against a compromising modern man (Iglesias) tempted by the venal impulses of financial gain, with his magnificent wife (St. John) standing between them. —Noah Isenberg

Series: Edgar G. Ulmer: Back From the Margins

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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