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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “They Drive By Night” with discussion afterward
February 24 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
“They Drive By Night” (1940) George Raft and Humphrey Bogart play brothers and independent truck drivers. It’s a tough going for the two, battling against the big trucking companies, but somehow they always come through. Along the way they meet waitress Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino, the latter bent on a romance with Raft in spite of the fact he’s in love with Sheridan. The film did wonders for Lupino’s career, supposedly audiences clapped during her courtroom scenes. After this film she was one of the biggest stars on the Warner Bros. lot.
All admissions: $5
Chicago Film Club
If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll have fun learning about the classical Hollywood period of filmmaking as well as interacting with other classic movie fans. Each movie will be introduced, providing important background information, to make the movie watching experience as enjoyable as possible. Q&A and discussion time after each film viewing will give everyone a chance to contribute their impressions and opinions. It will be like going to film school, but with no tests, quizzes, or finals!
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