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KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK
1950, Sony Repertory, 79 min, USA, Dir: Earl McAvoy

Evelyn Keyes, in thrall to a truly despicable crook (Charles Korvin), agrees to carry into the States $40,000 worth of jewels smuggled out of Cuba. What she doesn’t know is that she’s contracted the smallpox virus and is spreading it all over Manhattan. What she learns is that her man is cheating on her - with her sister (Lola Albright)! What she wants is revenge! A truly exciting and underappreciated film featuring a compelling performance by Keyes. Featuring Dorothy Malone and Barry Kelley.


HELL’S HALF ACRE
1954, Paramount, 91 min, USA, Dir: John Auer

This wonderfully trashy Steve Fisher yarn concerns a woman (Evelyn Keyes) who heads to Hawaii in search of her husband (Wendell Corey), believed killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Her only clue? A hit record with lyrics he’d written to her! Keyes is spunky and irresistible, as is Elsa Lanchester (as a gabby cabbie). The great Marie Windsor is the slatternly wife of a drunken sleaze (Jesse White). Filmed on location in Honolulu’s notorious red-light district. Don’t miss Tiki Noir on the big screen! Also starring Nancy Gates, Philip Ahn and Keye Luke.


JOHNNY O’CLOCK
1946, Sony Repertory, 85 min, USA, Dir: Robert Rossen

JOHNNY'S NO GOOD...but that's how women want him! Innocent Nancy Hobson (Evelyn Keyes) ventures to the nasty noir city when her sister winds up dead. She’s soon up to her chin in a tangle of gamblers, gangsters and surly cops - not to mention falling under the spell of charismatic casino owner Johnny O’Clock (Dick Powell, in his signature role). Scribe Robert Rossen’s directorial debut as a director offers the full range of noir iconography, and is played to the hilt by a colorful cast, featuring Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew, Nina Foch and Thomas Mitchell. NOT ON DVD


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