|The Dawn Patrol|
7pmThe Dawn Patrol unclassified 18+Howard Hawks, 95 mins, USA, 1930, 35mm. Courtesy: Library of Congress
From an Oscar-winning script by John Monk Saunders, Hawks' first 'talkie' is a powerful drama portraying the tragedy and futility of war through the eyes of a group of WWI British pilots. The aerial combat sequences move seamlessly from soundstage recreations to actual footage obtained from a camera mounted on the front of an airplane without any jarring sense of displacement. Starring Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Neil Hamilton. Imported 35mm print.
8.45pmThe Criminal Code unclassified 18+
Howard Hawks, 95 mins, USA, 1931, 35mm. Courtesy: Library of Congress
Advised by and featuring real convicts, this taut drama has a strong air of authenticity and won a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination for Fred Niblo and Seton I. Miller. Walter Huston produces one of his most powerful performances as a cynical D.A. appointed as the warden of a prison where many of the inmates owe him their confinement. Boris Karloff is chillingly effective as the villain. Imported 35mm print.