Hell and High Water
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Samuel Fuller. 1954, 103 mins. 35mm. With Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi, Victor Francen.With a breathtaking use of its wide CinemaScope frame, Hell and High Water is Fuller’s first film shot in Technicolor, and the second of his Cold-War films. In order to prevent a Communist plot, a scientific team refits a Japanese submarine and hires an ex-Navy officer to find a secret Chinese atomic island base. Like much of Fuller’s best work, Hell and High Water has a bold “ripped straight-from-the-headlines” quality.
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