(Josef Von Sternberg)
PG, 87 minutes
George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent
IT GIRLS: Sirens of the Silent Screen, our yearlong celebration of silent femmes kicks off with Josef von Sternberg’s masterpiece Underworld (1927), featuring the sultry Evelyn Brent as the unflappable mob moll, “Feathers.” Despite the hoodlums, speakeasies, and salacious men that fester within the dark city streets of Underworld, nothing can ruffle “Feathers.” Also starring George Bancroft and Clive Brook, the film established the very themes of the gangster film, leaving everything from The Public Enemy to to De Palma’s Scarface indebted to von Sternberg’s classic. From legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht’s Oscar-winning screenplay to Brent’s scintillating performance (not to mention her over-the-top costumes), Underworld is not to be missed!
Tickets: $10 / $13