NOIR CITY X: NAKED ALIBI / PICKUP
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill.
(1954, Universal, 86 min.) Brand-new 35-mm Print!
A murder suspect (Gene Barry), released for lack of evidence, vows vengeance on the cops who brutalized him. When one of those cops turns up dead, his partner (Sterling Hayden) hunts down the "innocent" man to prove him guilty. Both end up in thrall to border town bad girl Gloria Grahame, whose unique sexiness is on full display in this ultra-rare potboiler! Screenplay by Lawrence Roman, from a story by Gladys Atwater and Robert Bren. Directed by Jerry Hopper.
(1951, Columbia [Sony] 78 min.)
A simple but supremely smarmy slice of sleaze from 1950s sex-noir auteur Hugo Haas. He plays (as usual) an older man in thrall to a young hottie who spends all her time trying to murder him for what little money he has. A timeless tale, made unforgettable by the Amazon in the bullet-bra, slinging sass for all she's worth -- Beverly (Wicked Woman) Michaels! Screenplay and direction by Hugo Haas, from a novel by Josef Kopta.
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