Thriller 'The Bride Who Died Twice' 1962 + The Twilight Zone 'The Masks' 1964 Ages 15+

6.00PM Wed 31 Oct 2018 (1hr 16mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Thriller: The Bride Who Died Twice
‘By 1962, Lupino had amassed over 30 credits directing various TV shows – including two episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents – and would go on to direct dozens more throughout the 1960s before concluding her directorial career. During this incredibly fertile period, Lupino managed to secure directing credits on nine episodes of the relatively short-lived (1960–62) Boris Karloff-hosted anthology series, Thriller. This, the highly atmospheric penultimate Lupino-directed episode, is set in an unnamed Latin-American country, and tells the story of a woman (Mala Powers) who fakes her death to avoid an arranged marriage to a sadistic colonel.’ – Melbourne Cinémathèque

Twilight Zone: The Masks
‘This memorable episode of the iconic TV series (scripted by the show’s creator Rod Serling and holding more than a passing resemblance to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death) sees Robert Keith as a dying millionaire doling out justice to his grasping relatives during an ominous Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In one of her more emotionally charged TV assignments, Lupino’s characteristic focus on the human rather than the macabre ironically renders the bizarre finale that much more affecting.’ – Melbourne Cinémathèque

CREDITS

Thriller: The Bride Who Died Twice
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 51 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: IDA LUPINO / PRODUCER: WILLIAM FRYE / SCRIPT: ROBERT HARDY ANDREWS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BENJAMIN H KLINE / CAST: BORIS KARLOFF, MALA POWERS, EDUARDO CIANNELLI, JOE DE SANTIS / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: HUBBELL ROBINSON PRODUTIONS, NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Twilight Zone: The Masks
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 25 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: IDA LUPINO / PRODUCER: BERT GRANET / SCRIPT: ROD SERLING / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GEORGE T CLEMENS / CAST: ROBERT KEITH, MILTON SELZER, VIRGINIA GREGG, BROOKE HARWAYRD / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: CAYUGA PRODUCTIONS, CBS TELEVISION NETWORK / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL VIDEO