IDA LUPINO CENTENARY

I’m delighted the 2018 Glasgow Film Festival ( in February/March) is honouring Ida Lupino who was born one hundred (!) years ago.

In the thread called  IDA LUPINO: ON DANGEROUS GROUND,  5 films will be shown – THE BIGAMIST, HIGH SIERRA,THE HITCH-HIKER, MOONTIDE, OUTRAGE.

Ida appears in 3 and directs 3.

And if you are wondering where On Dangerous Ground is, so am I!

It seems  odd to leave out this superb film, with the great Bernard Hermann score .

And  if I had a choice, I would love to have also seen  ROAD HOUSE. But it will be such a pleasure to see these films on the big screen.

 

 

Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart.HIGH SIERRA

 

With Jean Gabin. MOONTIDE

 

Frank Lovejoy, Edmund O’Brien and William Talman in backseat. THE HITCH-HIKER.

 

 

Maybe asking too much, but a double bill of On Dangerous Ground  and Road House  would have showed Ida in two very contrasting roles – the hard boiled lounge singer in Road House and the quiet, blind woman living an isolated life in upstate New York  in  On Dangerous Ground.

 

ON DANGEROUS GROUND, with Robert Ryan

 

 

Ida Lupino.ROAD HOUSE

 

 

Also screening at at the Festival are two must-see documentaries.

“BOMBSHELL:THE HEDY LAMARR STORY.”

This documentary has rare audio footage of Hedy discussing her life and her scientific inventions.

 

Hedy Lamarr

 

“ROD TAYLOR,PULLING NO PUNCHES.”

Rod Taylor was interviewed for the film in 2012, several years before his death in 2015.

Rod’s films included THE TIME MACHINE, THE VIP’S, THE BIRDS, and one of my favourite westerns, THE TRAIN ROBBERS.

 

Rod Taylor, John Wayne.THE TRAIN ROBBERS

 

Rod Taylor.

2 responses »

  1. That may not be the exact lineup of IL movies you (or for that matter I) might have chosen, but I’m still jealous jealous jealous you’re getting the chance to see them on the big screen!

  2. I understand your jealousy! It’s the way I feel reading about TCM or Noir Film Festivals in America.
    But to call a theme,On Dangerous Ground and not show that great film is frustrating.

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