SABRINA
1954, Paramount, 113 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

Chauffeur's daughter Audrey Hepburn blooms from ugly duckling to a chic young woman who must choose between wealthy, middle-aged Humphrey Bogart and cocky lover-boy William Holden.


THE TURNING POINT
1952, Paramount, 85 min, USA, Dir: William Dieterle

Prosecutor Edmond O’Brien leads a government probe into a crime syndicate headed by sinister Ed Begley, but he’s hamstrung by pervasive political corruption. Crusading reporter William Holden agrees to assist - while he and O’Brien vie for the attention of a loyal Alexis Smith. The hard-edged script (based on an unpublished novel by Horace McCoy) is a real-life lift from the Kefauver Committee’s exposé of organized crime on the national level. Bunker Hill, Angel’s Flight and Olympic Auditorium all accentuate the period realism. Co-starring Tom Tully, Ted de Corsia and Ray Teal. Presented in a new digital restoration by Paramount Pictures, created specifically for NOIR CITY!


OUR TOWN
1940, 90 min, USA, Dir: Sam Wood

Thornton Wilder co-wrote the screenplay to this big-screen adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play about life in a small town at the dawn of the 20th century. William Holden and Oscar-nominee Martha Scott (one of several members of the original Broadway cast reprising their roles) star as George Gibbs and Emily Webb, who fall in love in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. Music by Aaron Copland and production design by William Cameron Menzies add a bittersweet glow to this moving drama.


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