• Bertha Dochouse at Curzon Bloomsbury (map)
  • London, WC1N 1AW
  • United Kingdom

1.30pm, Bertha Dochouse at Curzon Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AW
2015 / Documentary / 55 mins / Dir: Paddy Hayes / [15] 
Cast Anthony Molloy, Fran Cooke, Paul O’Brien

Just how did they kill the “Rasputin of the Bronx”?

GAA hard man Anthony Molloy journeys to New York in search of the toughest Irish immigrant America was ever to see: Mike Malloy, the “Rasputin of the Bronx.”

Mike was a lowly alcoholic vagrant in Depression-era New York. Four unscrupulous associates saw him as an easy target for a fast buck: Why don’t we take out a life assurance policy on this Irish bum and kill him? “Durable Mike” survived over twenty attempts on his life. Anthony tells his story here for the first time in all its glorious, gobsmacking and gory detail.

Name Your Poison will be accompanied by a screening of a short documentary film:

Let Those Blues In

Short Documentary - 10 mins

Director: Paul Webster
Producer: Shay Casserley

Here is the story of Paddy Smith, quite possibly Ireland’s most gifted harmonica players, who outlines his extraordinary life (including stints in jail in America) and how Blues music saved him from addiction and ultimately kept him alive.

Tickets £9 full price | £7 concession
Tickets available shortly from www.dochouse.org
Tel: 0330 500 1331