NOIR CITY 11: TRY AND GET ME! / THE HOODLUM
Saturday Night, January 26
The price of admission gets you in for the Saturday evening double bill.
TRY AND GET ME!
(1951, United Artists [Paramount/UCLA/FNF], 91 min.)
World Premiere 35mm FNF Restoration!
The true story of a shocking 1934 kidnapping and murder in San Jose provided the inspiration for one of the most compelling and unjustly neglected masterpieces of film noir. Ex-GI Howard Tyler (Frank Lovejoy), struggling to support his family, meets flashy hoodlum Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges), who eases the gullible Howard into a lucrative life of crime. Their escapade turns dark and desperate when Jerry takes hostage the son of a wealthy local businessman. One of the last films made in the U.S. by blacklisted writer/director Cy Endfield before he relocated to England, Try and Get Me! (originally released as The Sound of Fury) has been restored by the Film Noir Foundation so that it may be experienced in its original form by future generations and assume its rightful status as one of the great films of its era.
(1951, United Artists [UCLA], 61 min.)
An unrelentingly bleak and nasty B programmer (mercifully, it's only 61 minutes!) that stands as a backhanded tribute to its ornery star, the irascible Lawrence Tierney, aka The Meanest Man in the Movies. Six years after making a huge splash as the star of the Oscar-nominated Dillinger, Tierney's meteoric career was in a nosedive as a result of his notoriously drunken, belligerent behavior. The producers of this no-budget wonder reunited the volatile actor with Dillinger director Max Nossek for an even darker plunge into the sordid life of an unrepentant criminal.
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