Heroes & Villains
Ray Milland & Grace Kelly (1954)
When ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice discovers his wealthy wife is having an affair with a handsome crime writer, burning rage turns to cold calculation. Driven by revenge, and greedy for her substantial wealth, he embarks on an elaborate plot to commit the perfect murder. With its taut script and glorious villain of snake-like charm, stylishly epitomising upper-class evil, this gripping noir thriller, transforms the classic ‘whodunnit’ into the ‘will he get away with it?’
St. George’s Cinema comes alive once again for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut plots, dark storylines, tense cliff-hangers and gritty performances abound in this week-long festival of classic film evoking the golden age of Hollywood, and exploring the fight between good and evil, and the tensions of right and wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous and feisty heroes and heroines.