Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, February 20
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Free Afternoon Movies - DARKER NOIR CLASSICS

February 20   I Wake Up Screaming (1941) 1 hr 22 minutes

Promoter Frankie Christopher (Victor Mature) is being grilled by police investigating the murder of model Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis). Frankie recalls first meeting her waitressing, and deciding to parlay her beauty into social acceptance and a lucrative career. He succeeded only too well, and she was on the eve of deserting him for Hollywood when someone killed her. Now Frankie gets the feeling that Inspector Ed Cornell (Laird Cregar) is determined to pin the killing on him, and only him. He's right. And the only one he can turn to for help is Jill (Betty Grable), the victim's sister, who's been cool toward him...

Released as “Hot Spot” in the United Kingdom. Just before shooting commenced, a bottle of silver nitrate was accidentally spilled onto Carole Landis’ lips by her dentist. As a result, her lips were blue for more than three weeks; see if you can spot them through the makeup.

Audience: 
Adults