Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
7:30pm
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NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD - THE 20th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR
Joseph Losey Triple Feature!
THE PROWLER / M / THE BIG NIGHT
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation
Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.
35 mm!

THE PROWLER
1951, Crystal Pictures, 92 min, USA, 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!


35 mm!

M (1951)
1951, Superior Pictures, 91 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Losey

The American version of Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic, about a child murderer simultaneously hunted by police and criminals, trades Berlin’s streets for those of L.A.’s Bunker Hill circa 1950. David Wayne gives a heart-rending performance as the killer, supported by a veritable character actor’s Hall of Fame: Howard Da Silva, Luther Adler, Steve Brodie, Raymond Burr, Norman Lloyd, Walter Burke and Jim Backus. Featuring a nerve-wracking and brilliantly filmed climax inside the famed Bradbury Building!


35 mm!

THE BIG NIGHT
1951, Park Circus, 75 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Losey

George LeMain (John Barrymore Jr.) “celebrates” his 16th birthday by witnessing his father (Preston Foster) stoically absorb a dreadful beating from a mysterious local operator. The youngster seeks answers - and revenge - during an all night odyssey through downtown L.A., making this a truly noir coming-of-age tale. Losey abandoned the film during editing, fleeing to England after being subpoenaed by HUAC; co-screenwriters Hugo Butler and Ring Lardner Jr. adapted Stanley Ellin’s novel Dreadful Summit but were denied credit and blacklisted (along with supporting players Dorothy Comingore and Howland Chamberlain).


Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers. | 35mm preservation print of THE PROWLER courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funded by the Film Noir Foundation. 35mm print of M courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Apr 21, 2018 • 7:30pm
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