Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks Lured, 1947

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Director Douglas Sirk created many memorable film collaborations, from his own off-screen partnerships to the eclectic and ironic casting of actors in his films. Lured is propelled by George Sanders (All About Eve), Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Lucille Ball (TVs I Love Lucy). Marshalling them all to the denouement of this glossy adventure is Charles Coburn (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), the homicide detective who’s charged with bringing a serial killer to justice. It is this fascinating cast under the savvy creative eye of Sirk that has made Lured a critically acclaimed film in Sirk’s oeuvre. Catch this burlesque of a thriller and then join an after-film discussion with film critic Walter Chaw. This film is free to watch on the streaming service Kanopy which you can subscribe to using your library card. Not a Kanopy member yet? Grab your library card and get started here.

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