Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Blue Dahlia (film)

The classic Sunday matinee film returns to Eastbourne on the 10th of February when the Underground Theatre will be screening The Blue Dahlia. This fast-moving film noir thriller stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake and has an excellent script penned by Raymond Chandler who got an Academy Award nomination for the work. The director was George Marshall.

Johnny Morrison (Alan Ladd) was a Navy pilot in the South Pacific. When he is invalided back to Hollywood, he discovers that his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) has been having an affair with the owner of The Blue Dahlia night club, Eddie Harwood (Howard Da Silva). Helen refuses to resurrect their marriage so Johnny spends the night at a hotel, coincidentally meeting Eddie's estranged wife Joyce (Veronica Lake). The next morning, Helen is found dead. The Police start hunting for Johnny but he has found a concealed message from Helen which indicates Eddie is the more likely suspect.

Underground Theatre, Sun 10th Feb, 14:30.
Tickets £6.50 to include tea and cake, available online, by calling 0845 680 1926 or in person at the Underground Theatre and the Tourist Information Office.

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