Film Noir Friday: The Benson Murder Case [1930]

Welcome! The lobby of the Deranged L.A. Crimes theater is open. Grab a bucket of popcorn, some Milk Duds and a Coke and find a seat.  Tonight’s feature is THE BENSON MURDER CASE starring William Powell as Philo Vance.

Enjoy the movie!

TCM says:

Anthony Benson, wealthy stockbroker, to escape the threats and pleas of numerous friends he sold out in the market crash, motors to his hunting lodge near New York, accompanied by Harry Gray, a Broadway gambler and one of those he sold out. Benson is followed by three others who have threatened to kill him: Adolph Mohler, whose forged check Benson holds; Mrs. Paula Banning, a widow, in love with Mohler, whose assets have been wiped out; and Fanny Del Roy, a Broadway actress, who claims that the pearls held in lieu of Mohler’s check were stolen from her. During a visit by District Attorney Markham and amateur detective Philo Vance, Benson is murdered



Thanks to GLOBAL ROAD ENTERTAINMENT, I have four pairs of tickets to give away for the movie HOTEL ARTEMIS.  The passes will be good for an advance screening on Tuesday, June 5th at the TCL CHINESE 6 (6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028). Winners will need to arrive by 6:00 pm to pick up their tickets and should proceed directly to the table in the theater lobby — no need to wait in the general admission line.

Following the screening you are invited to attend an event at Dave & Busters.

The way to win a pair of tickets is simply to submit your name to and  reference “HOTEL ARTEMIS” in the subject line. 

Submit your information by 6 pm PDT on Sunday, June 3, 2018 for a random drawing. Winners will be announced by NOON on Monday, June 4, 2018. 


Here is a description of the film:

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.