Join Marcus Renna for a screening and discussion of the 1957 drama "No Down Payment," directed by Martin Ritt and starring Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter, Cameron Mitchell, Patricia Owens, Barbara Rush, and Pat Hingle. Recently restored and digitally remastered.
Set in a 1950s era California subdivision, "No Down Payment" follows the aspirations and domestic malaise of four neighboring married couples. Newlyweds college-educated David Martin (Hunter) and Jean (Owens) are young and hopeful about the future. They meet their neighbors. Hardworking appliance store manager Herman Kreitzer (Hingle) and his wife Betty (Rush) are struggling with the dilemma of a valued employee who wants to move move into the neighborhood despite prejudice against his Asian heritage. Auto mechanic Troy Boone (Mitchell) and Leola (Woodward) are unhappy in their marriage as Troy is frequently angry at his lack of career prospects and refuses to discuss having children. Car-salesman Jerry Flagg (Randall) frequently humiliates his wife Isabelle (North) by gambling and making passes at other women.
A vivid look at 1950s suburbia and the issues that confronted its inhabitants.