NOIR CITY 8: CRY DANGER / THE MOB
(1951, Olympic Films [Paramount]. 79 min. Scr. William Bowers. Dir. Robert Parrish)
One of the most wicked and witty revenge yarns of the original film noir era. When we showed it in 2007 we had to screen star Dick Powell's personal 16-millimeter print; no 35-millimeter copies existed. We're thrilled to "re-premiere" this terrific film -- Parrish's debut as a director -- in a brand-new restoration, courtesy the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. It costars the ravishing Rhonda Fleming and the redoubtable Richard Erdman, one of the great wisecrackers of all time. Thanks to all the NOIR CITY supporters and Film Noir Foundation donors who made this restoration possible! Not on DVD! 35-MM RE-PREMIERE! FULLY RESTORED!
(1951, Columbia. 89 min. Scr. William Bowers. Dir. Robert Parrish)
On the heels of their Cry Danger success, Bowers and Parrish were contracted by Columbia Pictures to craft a hard-hitting crime picture for Oscar-winner Broderick (Born Yesterday) Crawford. The tale of an undercover cop (Crawford) infiltrating a waterfront labor racket was a huge hit and a forerunner to 1950s crime exposes, subsequently overshadowed by the higher-pedigreed On the Waterfront (1954). The Mob stands as a terrific film in its own right, featuring early work from actors Charles Bronson, Neville Brand, and Ernest Borgnine. Not on DVD!
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