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December at the Trylon

Barbara Stanwyck was one of the hardest working actresses in Hollywood, performing in some 90 films over four decades. She played the femme fatale, the shut-in, the thief with the heart of gold—all with equal verve. We’ve chosen to celebrate her with four of our favorites.

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Starts Fri, December 3


(1948, DCP, 89m) dir Anatole Litvak w/Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards. When neurotic, bed-ridden heiress Leona Stevenson (Stanwyck) overhears a phone conversation concerning a murder plot, she finds herself in danger. A nail-biting noir. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00 

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Starts Fri, December 10


(1944, 35mm, 107m) dir Billy Wilder w/Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall. MacMurray's Walter Neff doesn't stand a chance against Stanwyck's Phyllis Dietrichson, who uses him to kill her unsuspecting husband for the insurance money. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 5:15 

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Starts Fri, December 17


(1945, DCP, 101m) dir Peter Godfrey w/Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, S.Z. Sakall. Food writer Elizabeth Lane (Stanwyck) must host a war hero and her boss for a Christmas meal at her family home. The only problem? She can’t cook and isn’t married. It’s no wonder this superbly funny, charming film is a holiday tradition for so many. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00 

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Starts Fri, December 17


(1940, DCP, 94m) dir Mitchell Leisen w/Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson. This Preston Sturges-penned comedy has petty thief Lee Leander (Stanwyck) in jail over the holidays. When the District Attorney’s (MacMurray) conscience gets the best of him, he puts up her bail and they embark on a road trip you won’t want to miss. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15

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