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Christ in Concrete (UK/US, 1950) a.k.a. Give Us This Day/Salt to the Devil

Christ in Concrete (1950)
July 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Norma Barzman, author Rebecca Prime.

Rebecca Prime will be signing copies of her book, Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture, beginning at 7 p.m.

Directed by Edward Dmytryk.   

The first blacklisted exile production, Christ in Concrete was not the blow to the blacklist its makers intended.  Set in New York’s Little Italy but filmed at Rank’s Denham Studios outside of London, the film’s remarkable depiction of the hardships endured by Italian-American construction workers was barely screened in the U.S. due to the efforts of the anti-Communist American Legion.

Plantaganet Films, Ltd. Producer: Rod E. Geiger, N.A. Bronsten. Based on the novel by Pietro Di Donato. Screenwriter: Ben Barzman. Cinematographer: C. Pennington Richards. Editor: John Guthridge. Cast: Sam Wanamaker, Lea Padovani, Kathleen Ryan, Bonar Colleano, Charles Goldner.

35mm, b/w, 120 min.