The Big Read Film Noir festival, Maltese Mondays, continues with a screening of I Wake Up Screaming starring Betty Grable and Victor Mature.
Ron Falzone, associate professor in the Cinema Art + Science department will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. He is an award-winning screenwriter and member of the full-time faculty of Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago.
A celebrity promoter (Mature) is accused of murdering one of his clients. After beautiful Vicky Lynn is killed, New York City police question Frankie Christopher, a promoter who sponsored Vicky, "glamorized" her and got her jobs as a model. Especially tough on Frankie is obsessed inspector Ed Cornell, who has never failed to get his man. Jerry MacDonald, a more sympathetic policeman, asks Frankie to tell them how he met Vicky, and Frankie tells his story.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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