Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
2:00pm

NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD - THE 22nd ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR
Cancelled: 5-Film Noir Marathon
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation

Due to public health concerns, this show has been cancelled. We hope to re-schedule these films later in the year.

35mm! OUT OF THE PAST, 1947, Warner Bros., 97 min. Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas vie for the honor of being betrayed by Jane Greer, the most desirable of devil-dolls, in this quintessential noir masterpiece. A grubby private eye (Mitchum) is hired by a sleek gangster (Douglas) to rein in his fugitive frail. Complications ensue when dick falls for dame, hard. The serpentine plot is spiced with some of the wittiest wisecracks ever, rendered in the highest noir style by Tourneur and cameraman Nicholas Musaraca. Co-starring Rhonda Fleming, Steve Brodie. Equal measures of poetry, poignancy and hardboiled fatalism. The definitive film noir? You be the judge.

35mm! THE GUILTY, 1947, Monogram. 71 min. Dir. John Reinhardt. Two war buddies (Don Castle and Wally Cassel) fall for twin sisters (both played by Bonita Granville). When one sister turns up dead, the boys are dogged by a suspicious police inspector (Regis Toomey). Working with only three sets and virtually no budget, director Reinhardt and DP Henry Sharp evoke the dreadful, dead-of-night ambiance that was the domain of prolific noir scribe Cornell Woolrich.

35mm! HIGH TIDE, 1947, Monogram Pictures, 74 min. Dir. John Reinhardt. A crusading newspaper editor (Lee Tracy) gets more than he bargained for when he hires a private dick (Don Castle) to protect him from riled-up gangsters. Threadbare but bullet-paced, featuring one of the most clever flashback devices in any noir of the era. Union Station and Malibu beach also figure prominently. Crackling with exchanges like "Can I take you to dinner sometime?" "Sure, the second Thursday of next week," this is as witty and moody as any B-noir of the era.

35mm! THE PROWLER, 1951, Crystal Pictures, 92 min. Dir. Joseph Losey. A perverse, provocative film about a corrupt cop (Van Heflin) who sexually dominates a married woman (Evelyn Keyes) for material gain. Oh yeah, he murders her husband in the process - then marries her. And she ends up giving birth in a Nevada ghost town. Hands down, Keyes’ best performance. Heflin’s desperate pursuit of his skewed vision of the American Dream lingers in the memory - potent, haunting and disturbingly similar to today’s headline news. A rediscovered masterpiece not to be missed!

35mm! TRY AND GET ME, 1951, Paramount, 91 min. Dir. Cy Endfield. The true story of a shocking 1934 kidnapping and murder in San Jose was the inspiration for one of the most compelling - and unjustly neglected - masterpieces of film noir. Hard-luck ex-GI Howard Tyler (Frank Lovejoy) meets flashy hood Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges), who eases gullible Howard into a lucrative life of crime. Their escapade turns desperate when Jerry kidnaps the son of a local businessman. Featuring a climax that is arguably the most powerful ten minutes in any noir ever made.

Noir City also pays a visit to the westside for an evening at the Aero Theatre curated by David Mamet, and to the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 for a military noir double feature on March 10, of ACT OF VIOLENCE and SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT.

Special Ticket Prices: $25 General, $20 Members. No vouchers. | 35mm restored prints of THE GUILTY, HIGH TIDE, THE PROWLER and TRY AND GET ME courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 14, 2020 • 2:00pm

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