NOIR CITY 13: WOMAN ON THE RUN / BORN TO BE BAD
Friday, January 16: San Francisco Honeymoon
The price of admission gets you into the evening double bill.
WOMAN ON THE RUN
(1950, Fidelity Pictures. 77 min.)
Scr. Alan Campbell, Norman Foster. Dir. Norman Foster.
San Franciscan Frank Johnson disappears after witnessing a gangland killing. Police think wife Eleanor will lead them to her husband, but she never wants to see him again. Enter newspaperman Danny Legget, who charms Mrs. Johnson with stunning results. This shot-on-location thriller is perhaps the best cinematic depiction ever of mid-20th-century San Francisco. World premiere FNF 35mm restoration!
BORN TO BE BAD
(1950, RKO Radio Pictures. 94 min.)
Scr. Edith R. Sommer. Dir. Nicholas Ray.
A coterie of affluent San Franciscans is turned inside out by the appearance of Christabel Caine, a sweet and demure waif who turns out to be "about as helpless as a wildcat." In short order, she replaces her cousin in the affections of a millionaire philanthropist while carrying on a torrid affair with a bohemian novelist. Presented with the original ending, deleted prior to its original U.S. release! Archival 35mm print
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