The IFI is proud to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ida Lupino with a season of films dedicated to her work behind the camera.
Lupino was born in London in 1918 and had her first film role at the age of 13, before being discovered by Paramount and moving to America and becoming associated with a kind of ‘bad girl’ role throughout the 1930s. She later impressed in titles like They Drive By Night and High Sierra opposite Humphrey Bogart before her interests turned to behind the camera.
Together with her husband Collier Young, Lupino created independent production company The Filmakers which kicked off a period of intense creativity. The company produced 12 feature films, with Lupino taking on directing duties on six between 1949 and 1953.
We’re delighted to be able to present five of these films throughout March 2018, including Outrage (1950), The Bigamist (1953), Never Fear (1949), Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) and The Hitch-Hiker (1953), in addition to a later effort The Trouble With Angels (1966) which was not made by the Filmakers.
Join us in celebrating the work the great Ida Lupino, and sharing her significant contribution to 20th century cinema with a whole new generation.
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council