Written On The Wind (1956)
Member Screening – join easily at the door on screening evenings – cash only
PHONE ENQUIRIES WELCOME – call or text Michael on 0418 186 686 – Best to call us on the day of the event (not email) if you have any enquiries. There will be ample parking on-site for this screening. Fully Air-conditioned space for this screening!
Doors 6.30pm Films 7.15pm – Cabaret Seating – Bring your picnic dinner and wine to enjoy from doors open. Enjoy a stroll and sip on our beautifully restored balcony prior to the film or at intermission. A delicious supper available at intermission.
Stars Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone.
Directed by Douglas Sirk. 99 Mins.
A rich alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley heir to the Hadley oil dynasty pursues and marries the girl secretly loved by his hard working best friend who is in turn pursued by Kyles spoiled sister – friends since childhood but turned nymphomaniac out of frustration of his rejection of her.
Adapted from Robert Wilders 1956 potboiler, this is a veritable template for every tawdry soap opera on the big and small screen! However, this hugely entertaining lush, trashy saga runs rings around anything else with it’s breathtaking palette of colour and a camera that is smooth and velvet-like. In this masterful depiction of the effects of wealth on a Southern family, Sirk extracts again the very best out of his players with Robert Stack being nominated and Dorothy Malone winning the coveted “Oscar”. Gorgeous Costumes and not to mention a truly beautiful score makes this not to be missed with a rare Technicolor film print from the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra!