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ESSENTIAL CINEMA: THE ROARING TWENTIES

Director: Raoul Walsh

104 minutes| U.S.A.| 1939


This film screened 1st March 2010.

For the month of March, in conjunction with the National Film School at IADT, we are showing four classic Hollywood films that are essential viewing for any film fan. Tom Kennedy of IADT will introduce the films, providing a brief background and location for each within the canon of Hollywood classics.

Special ticket price of €30 (€26 members) for all four screenings. Regular admission prices apply for individual screenings.
THE ROARING TWENTIES
Gripping gangster starring James Cagney and featuring familiar elements of Prohibition, the Great Depression, the Jazz age and saloon bar life. Cagney is the post-war protagonist who is lured into corrupt ways and becomes the magnetic gangland leader, with Humphrey Bogart as his sidekick. Screenwriter Mark Hellinger drew on his experiences as a New York news reporter during the roaring ’20s for this superb melodrama.

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