NOIR CITY San Francisco Noir -- D.O.A. / THE STORY OF MOLLY X
(d. Rudolph Mate, United Artists, 1950, 83 min.)
Is it the greatest noir premise of all time? Edmond O'Brien plays a man who is given a slow-acting poison and has only hours to figure out who killed him and why. Ernest Laszlo's inventive camerawork gives viewers a breathless tour of noir-era San Francisco before zooming to Los Angeles for the nail-biting climax. A terrific supporting cast brings to life an insanely inspired script by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene. (16 mm print courtesy Wade Williams.)
THE STORY OF MOLLY X
(d. Crane Wilbur, Universal, 1949, 82 min.) NEW 35 MM PRINT! RARITY! NOT ON DVD!
Writer-director Wilbur had an obsession with making prison movies, but this ultra-rarity has a twist: The protagonist is a brass-knuckled dame (June Havoc) who takes over her boyfriend's Frisco gang after he's killed. After murdering the culprit in cold blood, she winds up in women's prison--and you know what happens in those places. . .
Double feature admission: $12
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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