Event | Film and Video Screenings Pre-Code Double Feature: "The Hatchet Man" (1932) and "Hard to Handle" (1933)

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

  • Where: James Madison Building - Pickford Theater (LM302)

    101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Warner Bros.—three names synonymous with the pre-code era—are in top form in these two gems, both presented in brand-new 35mm prints generated by the Library's Packard Campus film preservation lab. In "The Hatchet Man," Robinson plays an enforcer for a Chinese syndicate who must execute his childhood friend and vows to take care of his daughter. In "Hard to Handle," Cagney is a fast-talking publicity man promoting everything form marathon dance contests to skin creams to Florida real estate. Doors open at 6 p.m.