NCMA Car Crazy Series: Heat Lighting
Fri., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. 2013
$5 Museum members, students; $7 All others
Heat Lightning (1934) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster. (63 min.) An ex-gun moll on the lam dons mechanic’s overalls to run a Mohave Desert gas station, shielding her wild kid sister from the abusive men she knows too well. Forget Thelma and Louise—these hard-boiled dames (along with gold diggers Glenda Farrell and Ruth Donnelly) are the real deal. The Legion of Decency banned this Western noir.