NOIR CITY 13: SUSPICION / THE BIGAMIST
Saturday, January 17: Matinee: Joan Fontaine Tribute
The price of admission gets you into the afternoon double bill.
(1941, RKO Radio Pictures. 99 min.)
Scr. Samson Raphaelson. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock.
Joan Fontaine won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of spinsterish Lina McLaidlaw, who, despite the warnings of friends and family, marries handsome rogue Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) . . . only to grow increasingly suspicious that Johnnie is only after her money and will stop at nothing, even murder, to get it.
(1953, The Filmakers. 79 min.)
Scr. Collier Young. Dir. Ida Lupino.
A San Francisco couple wants to bolster their unfulfilled marriage by adopting a child. But when a social worker checks the husband's background, he learns there's a second wife in L.A.! This remarkable film uses a familiar noir framework to turn the genre's tropes inside out, flipping gender roles and dissecting the pitfalls of buying into the matrimonial myth of "happily ever after."
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