Outrage 1950 movie clip jims working late this scene, with mala powers as engaged office worker ann mala powers pursued by the menacing, scarred lunchcounter guy albert mellen, is, along with the nevernamed subject of rape, the best known feature of director ida lupinos outrage, 1950. Like the original film, four people give contradictory accounts of a rape and murder. Ida lupinos 1950 drama, outrage, is so impressive and moving that i felt impelled to discuss it in detail in this clip. Music is by paul sawtell and cinematography by archie stout. As if the horror and humiliation of the sexual assault wasnt enough. Outrage is directed by ida lupino and lupino cowrites the screenplay with collier young and malvin wald. Outrage, a hollywood movie from 1950, looks intimately, painfully, and analytically at what we now know to call rape culture. Then it won the golden lion at the venice film festival. Outrage was a very recent watchlist addition from when i was reading ida lupinos wikipedia page.
This 1950 film by ida lupino may not be stylistically original or completely successful, but it does treat the subject of rape with real sensitivity, especially for its era. Not that the movie is allowed to say it, instead using using the word assault or attack to describe the horrifying sequence where anns unnamed rapist follows her throughout the dark, deserted streets as she desperately tries to call for help from various sources. Transport your mindset back to 1950 and you are in all probability going to admire this picture more than you would think. Lupino also cowrote the script, along with the producers malvin wald and lupinos thenhusband collier young. When outrage was released in 1950 it was both controversial and remarkable for being one of the earliest postproduction code hollywood films to deal directly with the issue of rape. Outrage 1950 film outrage is a 1950 blackandwhite bmovie starring mala powers. A girl has a traumatic experience following rape and becomes neurotic, but after a court case, she is persuaded to take psychiatric treatment. With mala powers, tod andrews, robert clarke, raymond bond. It was directed by martin ritt and is based on stories by ryunosuke akutagawa.
Its interesting to see a movie from 1950 tackle this subject matter. Indeed, the film was there in its entirety, but the subtle shadows, camera transitions, and details in the frame were. Directed, cowritten, and produced by ida lupino for her independent company the filmakers, outrage was one of the first hollywood films to deal extensively with the subject of rapealthough the production code prohibited the use of the. Outrage 1950 in the documentary a personal journey with martin scorsese through american movies 1995 the influential director singles out the films that best define the dark and menacing genre of film noir. Lupino also cowrote the script, along with the producers malvin. Outrage 1950 a california preacher tod andrews reaches out to a rape victim mala powers who has left her fiance robert clarke and town. Robinson, and a young william shatner before he took over the helm of the starship enterprise. Her lovers sincere, unchanged affection is an affront to the rape victim, and a cheerful communal farm dance is an isolating sight for someone suddenly selfmarked as an. Directed, cowritten, and produced by ida lupino for her independent company the filmakers, outrage was one of the first hollywood films to.
The outrage 1964 is a united states remake of rashomon 1950, the japanese film directed by akira kurosawa, reformulated as a western. Like the original akira kurosawa film, four people give contradictory accounts of a rape and murder. Screenplay by ida lupino, malvin wald, collier young. The outrage was directed by martin ritt and is based on stories by ryunosuke akutagawa. Outrage 1950 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Classic movies from 1950s that are not already in one of my other playlist categories.
It stars mala powers, tod andrews and robert clarke. A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work. Rashomon 1950 struck the world of film like a thunderbolt. As is the case with any film that has a crime in it made from about 1939 to 1960, its often been labelled as a film noir but really this is nothing like a film noir at all. Outrage 1950 cast and crew a california preacher tod andrews reaches out to a rape victim mala powers who has left her fiance robert clarke and town. According to wikipedia, outrage in 1950 was the first studio picture directed by a woman since dorothy arzner in the 1930s. Movie title screens classic film noir the 1940s and 1950s. Mala powers, tod andrews, raymond bond, lillian hamilton, rita lupino, hal march, kenneth patterson, jerry paris director. Watch the front row outrage the new yorker video cne. In terms of content, outrage was wellahead of its time. Outrage 1950 in directorwriter ida lupinos, groundbreaking, blevel crimerelated, filmnoirish drama one of the first films to address the taboo subject of rape in the 50s, that wasnt even explicitly named, but called a criminal attackassault the films tagline asked. As is the case with any film that has a crime in it made from.
Outrage 1950 ida lupino, mala powers, tod andrews, robert clarke, crime, drama, filmnoir september 7, 2016 a young girl is raped while coming home from work. Mala powers in ida lupinos outrage 1950 if you search the meaning of the word outrage on, one of its definitions is powerful feeling of resentment or anger aroused by. The outrage 1964 is a remake of the 1950 japanese film rashomon, reformulated as a western. Outrage 1950 dvd planet store latest movie releases. Among them is ida lupinos outrage 1950, a film that has none of the usual noir trappings of murder, gunplay and bank heists. Outrage exemplifies the complexity lupino wrestles from seemingly straightforward situations. My favorites list became too large and unmanageable so i needed another way to list movies in smaller settings. Its one of the crucial movies of the era, and its not easy. It has an allstar cast of paul newman, claire bloom, lawrence harvey, edward g. Check other playlist titles if your searching for a certain movie from this era, you may find it listed under a specific actor instead of date of.
Outrage 1950 plot summary 3 a young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work. Like many lupino fans and students, thats how i first came to this defiant movie after reading about it for many years. Is any girl safe a rape victim runs away to escape her horrible memories. There are some unforgettable and chilling images in the beginning scenes of outrage, evidence of lupinos powerful visual style. This film was also directed and written by ida lupino, a pioneer of women filmmakers.
Outrage 1950 at ucla saturday evening i enjoyed another excellent double bill in uclas tribute to actressdirector ida lupino. Kino describes it as a brandnew hd master from a 4k scan of the original 35mm trucolor nitrate negatives from the paramount pictures archives. The outrage is a 1964 remake of the kurosawa film, except that it is shifted to the us west in a time just after the civil war. Title screens are the initial titles, usually projected at the beginning of a film, and following the logos of the film studio. This scene, with mala powers as engaged office worker ann mala powers pursued by the menacing, scarred lunchcounter guy albert mellen, is, along with the nevernamed subject of rape, the best known feature of director ida lupinos outrage, 1950. Reassuring her parents raymond bond, lilian hamilton, and in spite of wide publicity, rape though the word is never used victim ann mala powers returns to work, eventually discovering shes not as ready as she believed, in director and cowriter ida lupinos outrage, 1950. Lupino directed the first film of the evening, outrage 1950, which took on a topic rarely tackled in hollywood in that era, rape. Ritt utilizes flashbacks to provide these contradictory accounts. I recently wrote about ida lupinos 1950 drama outrage, which is so impressive and moving that i felt impelled to discuss it in detail in this clip.404 942 1138 79 206 522 356 446 150 706 729 857 1421 1276 634 655 641 322 1499 205 993 1224 195 134 754 1254 607 745 703 384 31 1236 389 988 818 696 1161 1316 169