Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Written On The Wind (film)

The Sunday matinee movie at the Under Ground Theatre for March will be the 1956 classic Written On The
Wind. Based on the Robert Wilder novel of the same name, its screenplay was written by George Zuckerman and the film was directed by Douglas Sirk. Many critics believe this to be one of his finest melodramas.

A wealthy oil family living in Texas is shaken by scandal. Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley (Robert Stack) marries Lucy (Lauren Bacall). However, Lucy is secretly loved by Kyle’s poor but hard-working best friend Mitch (Rock Hudson) who, in turn, is pursued by Kyle’s sister Marylee (Dorothy Malone). When Lucy announces she is pregnant, Kyle attacks her, assuming the child is the result of adultery with Mitch. Lucy suffers a miscarriage and the drunken Kyle sets out to kill Mitch.

Under Ground Theatre, Sun 9th Mar, 14.30.
Tickets £6.50 which includes tea/coffee and cakes after the screening. Available online, by calling 0845 680 1926, or in person from Eastbourne Tourist Information Office and the Under Ground Theatre.

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