GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Lifeboat (archival 35mm print!)

In addition to being one of the mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth, Greg Proops is the host of The Greg Proops Film Club: a lugubrious, salacious, verbacious monthly podcast! First up, Greg records his latest episode live on the Cinefamily stage, and then it’s time for one of Hitchcock’s most claustrophobic works, shown from an archival 35mm print! Greg sez: “Hitchcock on the ocean. A U-boat sinks a civilian ship during the war, and the survivors are pit against each other to survive. Made during the war from a story by John Steinbeck, this is a little cracker of a picture. We have the proper English people, the Brooklyn guy, the suspicious German, the blue-collar studbucket and the fabulous Tallulah Bankhead. Shot in the Fox lot’s water tank, Tallulah had to climb a ladder every morning to get in. She never wore underwear, and the crew cheered her each day. The fun starts there. Hitchcock makes a cameo, but how do you do it when it is only a bunch of people in a Lifeboat? You will dig this one. Summer is funner with hot WW2 action.” Proops will deconstruct, reanimate and regale this fine classic, plus tackle 467 ancilliary tangents in an expert flick of the verbal wrist. Be there!
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1944, 35mm, 96 min. (Print courtesy of Fox Archive)

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Doug Benson Movie Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Lifeboat”!