July 22: Speakeasy Cinema – The Mob Museum’s Summer Movie Series
The Mob Museum will present its first summer movie series, Speakeasy Cinema, featuring classic Mob noir films. A short presentation will precede each screening providing historical context and interesting tidbits about the movie. Several of the movies were filmed or set in Nevada. The screenings will occur in the Museum’s historic courtroom where one of the Kefauver crime hearings was held.
The Lady Gambles: July 22
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally and Edith Barrett
During a visit to Las Vegas, mild-mannered Joan Boothe (Stanwyck) gets hooked on gambling, beginning a downward spiral that destroys her marriage and ends with her being pummeled in an alley by thugs who catch her cheating with loaded dice. Stanwyck’s superb acting is complemented by great on-location scenes of Las Vegas and Hoover Dam. In one of his first movie roles, a young Tony Curtis appears briefly as a hotel bellhop.
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