Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong and Warner Oland.
Dietrich and von Sternberg: Dietrich and her Svengali director von Sternberg board the Chinese rails, which leads to political and sexual intrigue. Visually exotic, the film earned an Oscar for cinematography and landed Wong one of her best Hollywood roles – as Dietrich's servant.
Not rated, 128 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine and Charley Grapewin.
Summer Film Classics: The Great Depression: John Ford translated the John Steinbeck Depression-era classic novel into an equally classic movie. The displaced Joad family from Oklahoma speaks for all Americans. (Double bill: Sullivan's Travels)
Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Preston Sturges. Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest and Franklin Pangborn.
Summer Film Classics: The Great Depression: Sturges bites the hand that feeds him while goofing on cinematic artistes who think they're above the fluff and want to make only "important" films. The movie also features McCrea's choicest performance for Sturges and a plot with more curves than Veronica Lake. (Double bill: The Grapes of Wrath.) Read a full review of Sullivan's Travels.
Blue Starlite Drive-In: X Games Double Feature: First up in this twofer is one of the pinnacles of modern comedy, followed by what boils down to Rad with skateboards. Spoiler alert: There's no basement in the Alamo.
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