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WARNING! The double-features you are about to see are real! No titles were Photoshopped during the making of this post!

It began as a hunt to find proof of what has to be the craziest double-bill ever conceived. The date and year escape me, but at one point in its history the programming wunderkind who booked Chicago’s Devon Theatre married two films so incongruous, so unlikely, that I’m still obsessing about it decades later. One day I’ll find the ad that bears witness to the coupling of Marcel Ophüls’s four hour Holocaust documentary The Sorrow and the Pity and Carl Reiner’s scabrous incest romp Where’s Poppa? (If memory serves, TS&TP was also paired opposite A Thousand Clowns. Nonconformity and Nazis. Incongruity, anyone?)

Until evidence of that holy grail of matinee-madness appears to me in a future search, we’ll just have to make do with these 30 or so nightmare pairings let loose on the paying public.

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eastlaker April 25, 2015 @ 4:01 p.m.

Wish I could get the arrow to work, so that I could see the 30 ads for the double features!

Not sure why, but some time ago this function stopped working (even the top banner for selecting articles)!

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dwbat April 25, 2015 @ 10:12 p.m.

What browser are you using? It works for me with Chrome, but not with IE. I didn't try it with Firefox, though.

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Scott Marks April 26, 2015 @ 10:51 p.m.

If you click on the box it should enlarge and make it easier for you to click through. If not, try it on Chrome or Safari. I hope you can make it work. If I do say so myself, this is some funny stuff.

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