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Hickey & Boggs (Joseph Culp In Person!)

A Name for Evil

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Hickey & Boggs (Joseph Culp In Person!)

JUST ADDED: Joseph Culp, actor and son of Robert Culp, will join us IN PERSON, schedule permitting, on Sunday, April 23, to discuss his father’s enduring film legacy.

It’s pure Culp Fiction when a girl who might hold more than key information from the Federal Reserve robbery goes missing, and the private detective team of Hickey & Boggs are hired by a somewhat nefarious character to locate her. Robert Culp (Frank Boggs) and Bill Cosby (Al Hickey) reprise their I Spy chemistry in Culp’s one-off-directorial effort, as a trail of bodies turns sunny Los Angeles into a dark and gritty, bullet riddled, 70’s noir gem. Often imitated screenwriter Walter Hill debuts his mastery for action sequences and proficiency for dialogue, anchored in a plot that has the pavement sinking beneath the private dicks feet. Culp mailed us a 1972 post card of Los Angeles that isn’t sold on Hollywood Blvd, but is a must see for crime drama aficionados.

Kim Morgan discusses Hickey & Boggs on the New Beverly blog.

 


PLUS

Fred C. Brannon’s action-packed 1951 Republic Pictures serial Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion comes to the New Beverly in glorious 35mm! Chapter 7: The Flaming Highway screens before Hickey & Boggs. A new +chapter of the rare cliffhanger plays this month before each of our Sunday / Monday and Wednesday / Thursday programs.


 

Director
Robert Culp
Starring
Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Ta-Ronce Allen, Rosalind Cash
Year
1972
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
111 minutes

A Name for Evil

A horrific head trip from director Bernard Girard! As their marriage begins to crumble, an architect and his wife (Robert Culp & Samantha Eggar) trade the rigours of the big city for a quiet life at his family’s dilapidated country mansion. As they try to fix their relationship and patch up their new place, a mysterious force warns they are not welcome, turning their dream home into a chilling nightmare. A surreal and psychedelic oddity, A Name For Evil plays out as a fragmented fantasy – haunting & strange – a film that could have only been made in the freewheelin’, drug-dazed ‘70s. Featuring an excellent location, LSD-drenched vibes and a daring performance from Culp that literally bares it all.

Marc Edward Heuck discusses A Name For Evil on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Bernard Girard
Starring
Robert Culp, Samantha Eggar, Sheila Sullivan, Mike Lane
Year
1973
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
84 minutes

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