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HARDLY A CRIMINAL [Apenas un delincuente]
Sun, Oct 19, 7:00; Tue, Oct 21, 7:00
A bank employee (Jorge Salcedo) uses a loophole in Argentine
law to concoct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards
of his embezzlement after serving six years in prison. A vivid
cross between THE NAKED CITY and BRUTE FORCE, and
an evocative look at mid-20th century Buenos Aires. (Note
courtesy of Noir City.)
DIR/SCR Hugo Fregonese; SCR Raimundo Calcagno, Israel Chas
de Cruz, Tulio Demicheli, José Ramón Luna; PROD José Gutiérrez. Argentina, 1949, b&w, 88 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
New 35mm print courtesy of the Film Noir
Foundation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
DEATH OF A CYCLIST [Muerte de un ciclista]
Sun, Oct 19, 9:00; Thu, Oct 23, 5:00
When this film received the International Critics Award at
Cannes, director Juan Antonio Bardem was unable to accept
the award, as he was serving one of several prison sentences
meted out by Francisco Franco's regime. His scathing social
criticism contrasts an affluent, adulterous couple with the poor
bicyclist they strike with their car. Realizing that the cyclist is badly
injured, they leave him to die rather than risk revealing their affair.
Upon their return to Madrid, guilt grabs them with more tragic
DIR/SCR Juan Antonio Bardem, from the story by Luis Fernando de Igoa; PROD
Manuel J. Goyanes. Spain/Italy, 1955, b&w, 88 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
DRUNKEN ANGEL [Yoidore tenshi]
Thu, Oct 23, 7:00
An alcoholic doctor and a tubercular gangster forge an
unexpected friendship after the doctor saves the callow crook's
life, but the return of a criminal comrade sparks a tragic turn.
Toshirô Mifune explodes off the screen in his first film for Akira
Kurosawa. Costarring Takashi Shimura. (Note courtesy of Noir
City.) "In DRUNKEN ANGEL, Kurosawa devised a style that
somehow combined the formal restraint of traditional Japanese
cinema with the irreverence and nervous energy of Hollywood
movies: it looked entirely new, like nothing else Eastern or
Western." –Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times.
Kurosawa; SCR Keinosuke Uekusa; PROD Sôjirô Motoki. Japan, 1948, b&w, 98 min. In Japanese
with English subtitles. NOT RATED
JENNY LAMOUR [Quai des Orfèvres]
Sat, Oct 25, 3:00; Wed, Oct 29, 7:00
Jenny Lamour (Suzy Delair), a flighty and ambitious showgirl,
is the prime suspect in the death of an elderly showbiz patron.
But beleaguered Inspector Antoine (Louis Jouvet) overlooks no
possible suspect in the bustling theatre. An exceptional policier,
rich with colorful characters, from suspense master Henri-
Georges Clouzot. (Note courtesy of Noir City.)
DIR/SCR Henri-Georges
Clouzot; SCR Jean Ferry, from the novel “Légitime Défense” by Stanislas-André Steeman; PROD Roger
De Venloo, Louis Wipf. France, 1947, b&w, 106 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
New 35mm Print!
Sat, Oct 25, 5:20; Wed, Oct 29, 9:10
A ruthless housewife is determined to keep an ill-gotten satchel
of cash, even if it means murder. One of the great noirs of the
classic era, long thought lost, but now returned to the big screen
in a completely restored 35mm print! Starring Lizabeth Scott, Dan
Duryea and Arthur Kennedy. (Note courtesy of Noir City.)
DIR Byron
Haskin; SCR Roy Huggins; PROD Hunt Stromberg. US, 1949, b&w, 99 min. In English. NOT RATED
35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film &
Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by
the Film Noir Foundation.
RIFIFI [Du rififi chez les hommes]
Sat, Oct 25, 7:30; Tue, Oct 28, 8:45
This French equivalent of THE ASPHALT JUNGLE focuses on
four professional crooks determined to execute the perfect heist.
Transplanted American director Jules Dassin executes the most
suspenseful robbery sequence of all time in this legendary crime
classic. Jean Servais leads the gang. (Note courtesy of Noir
DIR/SCR Jules Dassin; SCR René Wheeler, Auguste Le Breton, from his novel; PROD René
Bezard, Henri Bérard, Pierre Cabaud. 1955, b&w, 122 min. In French and Italian with English
subtitles. NOT RATED
[Die Mörder sind unter uns]
Sun, Oct 26, 1:00; Thu, Oct 30, 5:00
A doctor, haunted by his service as a Nazi, falls in love with
a camp survivor — but is compelled to seek vengeance on his
commanding officer. The first German film to directly deal with
the wounds of WWII. Stark, symbolic and stunning. Hildegard
Knef and Wilhelm Borchert star. (Note courtesy of Noir City.)
DIR/SCR/PROD Wolfgang Staudte. Germany, 1946, b&w, 85 min. In German with English
subtitles. NOT RATED
The Big Combo
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