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GLORIA GRAHAME 48 book online at bfi.org.uk MON 20 NOV MON 27 NOV 18:20 NFT2* 20:40 NFT2 FRI 17 NOV THU 30 NOV 18:20 NFT2 20:35 NFT2 Human Desire USA 1953. Dir Fritz Lang. With Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford. 91min. 35mm. PG The role of Vicki Buckley in this classic noir about a man’s affair with a married woman shows Grahame at her most complex and scheming. As the film progresses the layers of her TUE 21 NOV SUN 26 NOV 18:20 NFT3 14:45 NFT1 character are slowly peeled away, and the audience teeter between sympathy for her tragic life and abhorrence at her capacity for manipulation. The Glass Wall + intro by season curator Jo Botting, BFI National Archive* USA 1953. Dir Maxwell Shane. With Gloria Grahame, Vittorio Gassman, Ann Robinson. 85min. 35mm. PG One of Grahame’s lesser-known titles, this film also offered her a rare starring role. She appears opposite Italian star Vittorio Gassman, who plays a Hungarian illegal immigrant determined to remain in the US, with one night to track down the person who can save him from deportation. Grahame gives an exquisite performance as a woman on the breadline who forms a bond with the desperate man. The Bad and the Beautiful USA 1952. Dir Vincente Minnelli. With Gloria Grahame, Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell, Walter Pidgeon. 118min. 35mm. PG This classic Hollywood take on the movie business tells the tale of a ruthless producer and the effect his dealings have on his friends and colleagues. Grahame received a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar® for her portrayal of Rosemary, the wife of screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Powell), despite being on screen for only nine minutes. INTRO


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