NOIR CITY 16: 1947: THE UNSUSPECTED / HIGH TIDE
Wednesday, January 31
The price of admission gets you into the double bill.
(1947, Warner Bros. 103 min.)
Scr. Ranald MacDougall, from the novel by Charlotte Armstrong. Dir. Michael Curtiz
When the secretary of a popular radio personality (Claude Rains) commits suicide, the commentator uses his considerable storytelling gifts to suggest Murder! and flush the culprit from a rat's nest of suspects. This clever and complex murder mystery--chock full of terrific character actors (including a sexy and savage Audrey Totter)--gets the deluxe noir treatment from director Curtiz and ace cameraman Woody (The Killers) Bredell. Presented by Alan K. Rode, author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, with a book signing on the mezzanine!
(1947, Monogram [UCLA/FNF]. 74 min.)
Scr. Robert Presnell, Sr., from a story by Raoul Whitfield. Dir. John Reinhardt
A crusading newspaper editor (motor-mouthed Lee Tracy) gets more than he bargained for when he hires a private dick (tight-lipped Don Castle) to protect him from riled-up gangsters. Featuring one of the greatest flashback set-ups ever, this is as witty and moody as any "B" noir of the era...finally back in circulation thanks to a glorious 35mm restoration funded by the Film Noir Foundation in 2012.
Preservation funded by the Film Noir Foundation and The Packard Humanities Institute. Special thanks to UCLA Film & Television Archive, the British Film Institute, Nigel Algar, and Katrina Stokes.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|