Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 176: Monday June 27

Soho Incident [AKA Spin A Dark Web] (Sewell, 1956):
Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, London, W1B, 7pm

This is a Society Film Club @ Sanctum Soho screening and you can find out more about the people behind the club here. I can't tell you a lot about the movie other than that it's about a mobster and is set in Soho in the 1950s. You can find out a little more here from the club, which reveals there are great scenes set in Berwick Street and other landmark thoroughfares in the area.

What I do know is that the Society Film Club put on a great night and that there couldn't be a better place to see a movie about Soho than in the heart of Soho.

Their film nights are clearly going from strength to strength as this news item in West End Extra testifies.

Here's an IMDB review of tonight's screening:

'A rather good surprise. British thriller are sometimes flat and uninteresting, talkative and boring. Not this one, I must admit. Vernon Sewell, as Montgommery Tully, is a good director for this kind of productions. B movies of course. It tells the story of an American, a prizefighter, who is involved with gangsters in a sort of race track racket. The film points out the techniques, about the betting. I don't know the lead actor, but Faith Domergue is the femme fatale of this movie, the "bad girl". After the boss of the gang has killed one of his partners, our hero wants to quit the gang. . . '

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