NOIR CITY 16: 1949: THE ACCUSED / THE THREAT
Friday, February 2
The price of admission gets you into the double bill.
(1949, Paramount [Library of Congress]. 101 min.)
Scr. Ketti Frings, from a novel by June Truesdell. Dir. William Dieterle
A demure college professor (Loretta Young) finds herself in jeopardy after killing an amorous student in self-defense. As the noose tightens, both the victim's guardian (Robert Cummings) and a dogged homicide detective (Wendell Corey) fall for her...being a killer apparently makes her irresistible to men. A decidedly feminine slant on a classic noir premise. Presented in a restored 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress, giving new life to a neglected classic.
(1949, RKO [Warner Bros.] 66 min.)
Scr. Dick Irving Hyland, from a story by Hugh King. Dir. Felix Feist
Charles McGraw, the toughest man in noir, runs wild as vengeful ex-con Red Kluger, who breaks out of prison to kidnap and torture everyone who's ever done him wrong. A brutal, violent thriller inventively directed by Felix Feist. Featuring Virginia Grey and Michael O'Shea.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|