Miss Julie Import
The Big Show-Off (1945) Joe Bagley (Lionel Stander),owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott (Arthur Lake)and band vocalist June Mayfield (Dale Evans). Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter (George Meeker), also in love with June doesn't believe the story.
Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg s visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix winning adaptation of August Strindberg s renowned 1888 play (censored upon its first release in the United States for its adult content) brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage s preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-female relations. Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when a wealthy businessman s daughter (Anita Bjork, in a fiercely emotional performance) falls for her father s bitter servant.