February 16, 2019
One event-filled day in a single police precinct center around a hard-nosed cop whose world is inadvertently turned upside down when he interrogates a shady abortionist.
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The 21st Precinct becomes the setting for a passion play centered around cop Jim McLeod (Kirk Douglas), whose vehement views of right and wrong are tested during a long, relentless shift. On this fateful day, dark secrets are revealed that bring McLeod's world crashing down around him. Douglas is his usual volatile self, but the Oscar® nods went to Eleanor Parker as his wife, Lee Grant in her sensational movie debut as a collared kleptomaniac, Phil Yordan's adapted screenplay, and William Wyler's typically impeccable direction.
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SIFF Cinema Egyptian Back Bar
Chef Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective presents:
- Hot Dog Sandwich ($5) - griddled hebrew national dog, butter toasted martins potato roll, ketchup and stone ground mustard
- Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($8) - spiced fried chicken, martins potato roll, lemon mayo, iceberg lettuce
- Frito Pie ($6) - juanita's tortilla chips topped with 3 bean chili, cheddar cheese, crema, minced onions
- Director: William Wyler
- Principal Cast: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O’Donnell, George Macready, Joseph Wiseman, Lee Grant
- Country: USA
- Year: 1951
- Running Time: 103 minutes
- Producer: William Wyler
- Screenplay: Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler
- Cinematographers: Lee Garmes, John F. Seitz
- Language: English