NOIR CITY 13: THE GUILTY / NO MAN OF HER OWN
Friday, January 23: Wickedly Wedded Woolrich
The price of admission gets you into the evening double bill.
(1947, Monogram. 71 min.)
Scr. Robert Presnell, Sr. Dir. John Reinhardt.
Two war buddies fall for twin sisters. When one sister turns up dead, the boys are dogged by a suspicious police inspector. Working with only three sets and almost no budget, director Reinhardt and DP Henry Sharp evoke the dreadful, dead-of-night ambiance that was the domain of prolific noir scribe Cornell Woolrich. World premiere FNF 35mm restoration!
NO MAN OF HER OWN
(1950, Paramount. 98 min.)
Scr. Catherine Turney & Sally Benson. Dir. Mitchell Leisen.
Jilted and pregnant Helen Ferguson is offered a fresh destiny . . . posing as the bride of a man killed in an accident. Based on Woolrich's I Married a Dead Man, this crazy melodrama is made believable by Stanwyck's performance and Mitchell Leisen's compelling storytelling skills. Arguably the best film ever made from a Woolrich story.
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