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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Back Door to Heaven

    1939. USA. William K. Howard. 85 min.

Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:15 p.m.

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



  • Back Door to Heaven

    1939. USA. Directed by William K. Howard. With Wallace Ford, Patricia Ellis, Aline MacMahon, Jimmy Lydon. Part film noir, part French poetic realism, this fatalistic account of a delinquent's criminal career was renegade director Howard's bitter response to the strictures and conventions of the Hollywood studio system. 85 min.