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  • The Criminal (The Concrete Jungle)

    1960. Great Britain. Directed by Joseph Losey. 97 min.

Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Criminal (The Concrete Jungle)

    1960. Great Britain. Directed by Joseph Losey. Screenplay by Alun Owen. Music by John Dankworth. With Stanley Baker, Patrick Magee, Sam Wanamaker. Baker is all menace and arrogant cynicism as Johnny Bannion, a habitual criminal who masterminds a racetrack heist, only to land behind bars thanks to some double dealing and a doomed attempt to go his own way. Losey conjures a brutally oppressive, fatalistic vision of society—both within the prison and without. His virtuosic use of sound, from the angry, echoing chants of the inmates to the desolate winter winds, is conspiratorially underscored by John Dankworth's music and Cleo Laine's doleful ballad, "Thieving Boy." 97 min.

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