FRIDAY, August 24, 6:30 pm

Commie Crackdown!

Idealistic student Roddy McDowall is taken as a troublemaker by his Iron Curtain comrades and he's soon fleeing for his life towards America - where they hate our freedom.

The Steel Fist bears the Monogram Pictures seal, hallmark of quality (at least in THIS theatre) and features Kristine Miller, whom we saw as the rich lady marrying Kirk Douglas in our previous film, I Walk Alone (we may be the only film program EVER with a Kristine Miller film festival), plus Rand Brooks and Harry Lauter. 

Tonight's feature presentation is courtesy of our friends at Warner Archive. (74 min. / B&W / 1.33:1)

Also on the Program

Oh, what th' heck, let's through some short subjects in there so you feel as though you're gettin' your free admission's worth.

As 1942 rolls on, we're finding more Merrie Melodies and fewer B&W Looney Tunes available, as is the case this week with the full-color The Wacky Wabbit and The Draft Horse.

Also on the program, a TravelTalks trip Motoring Through Mexico; our weekly Vitaphone presents the return of Larry Clinton and his Orchestra; the Green Hornet and Kato endure "The Tragic Crash" in the ninth nailbiting episode of our thrilling serial The Green Hornet Strikes Again! And those wacky Three Stooges are back and they're Gents in a Jam. Plus, we have some surprises and some big announcements. Don't be tardy!

Coming Distractions

I, Jane Doe (1948) with Ruth Hussey; The Widow from Chicago with Edward G. Robinson (1930); Code Two (1953) with Ralph Meeker and Elaine Stewart;  Nocturne (1946) with George Raft; Murder, He Says with Fred MacMurray, The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) with Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre; A Strange Adventure (1956) with Joan Evans and Marla English; the Pre-Code classic Street of Women (1932) with Kay Francis, They Met in the Dark (1943) with James Mason, A Woman's Secret (1949) with Maureen O'Hara, etc. etc. AND etc.

The Steel Fist (1952, dir. Wesley Barry)