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Raw Deal, Anthony Mann (U.S., 1948): Introduction by Max Alvarez

Film - Feature | February 14 | 8:50 p.m. |  PFA Theater

Max Alvarez

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction/Max Alvarez
Archival Print!

Penned up in the pen, fall guy for a botched heist, Joe (Dennis O’Keefe) springs himself with the aid of his moll, Claire Trevor, and takes off on a raw-edged journey to revenge with demented Raymond Burr waiting at the dim terminus. Along the way, Joe takes his social worker (Marsha Hunt) hostage and she becomes the film’s fall girl as she falls for the guy. Guided by Trevor’s baleful, boozed-up voice-over, Raw Deal rakes emotion from the underbrush of existence. No verdant place this, but a fallow ‘scape bathed in cinematographer Alton’s murky light. This is where love comes to die.

—Steve Seid

• Written by Leopold Atlas, John C. Higgins, based on a story by Arnold B. Armstrong, Audrey Ashley. Photographed by John Alton. With Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, Raymond Burr. (78 mins, B&W, 35mm, From the Library of Congress)

 $5.50 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission, 510-642-0808