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Whirlpool (1934);
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Whirlpool (1934)
August 10, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Restored Print!

Whirlpool (1934)

Directed by Roy William Neill

Newspaper reporter Sandra Morrison (Arthur) realizes that a crime figure she’s covering is her own father (long thought dead) who ruined her mother’s reputation years before. Torn between reconciling with her father and protecting her mother, Sandra gets in over her head as both a professional and a loving family member in this heated melodrama.

Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Robert North. Screenwriter: Dorothy Howell, Ethel Hill. Cinematographer: Benjamin Kline, Joseph August. Editor: Richard Calhoon. Cast: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Allan Jenkins, Lila Lee.

35mm, b/w, 72 min.

The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Directed by John Ford

Mild-mannered clerk Edward G. Robinson is a dead ringer for a notorious criminal, inevitably leading to complications as the real-life crook takes advantage of the situation. Arthur plays Robinson’s hard-boiled, fast-talking co-worker who buffers his journey through underworld entanglements, and proves a fitting love interest in the end.

Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Lester Cowan. Screenwriter: Jo Swerling, Robert Riskin. Based on a story by W.R. Burnett. Cinematographer: Joseph August. Editor: Viola Lawrence. Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan, Arthur Byron.

35mm, b/w, 92 min.