1944 > USA > Directed by Billy Wilder
with Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck
Billy Wilder’s film defined the noir genre with its calculated coolness and eerily familiar scenes of suburban LA. Barbara Stanwyck plays the ultimate femme fatale: a woman who lures a hapless insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray in a handsome suit) into a complex murder scheme. The electricity between the killer couple is palpable and Edward G. Robinson (as MacMurray’s emasculated boss) crackles each time he steps into the frame.
1 hr 47 mins
Cornell Cinema’s “Cinema Under the Stars” summer series, now in its 18th year, features another great audience-selected line-up. The four films will be shown outdoors on the Willard Straight Terrace, all with a cash bar, complimentary snacks and a great view! Patrons are also welcome to bring picnic dinners. Doors will open at 8:15pm and films will start at 9:30pm, after dark. In the event of rain, screenings will be held in Willard Straight Theatre. Tickets are $13 general/$11 students & seniors and can be purchased in advance online at CornellCinemaTickets.com. These tickets will be held at the “will call” table for pickup the night of the show. Any tickets unclaimed by 9:15pm may be resold. Credit cards cannot be used at the door. Terrace shows typically sell-out in advance, so patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly! Added enticement: drawings for three pairs of Cornell Cinema guest passes will be held at each of the four shows. For more information call (607) 255-3522.