NOIR CITY 16: 1950: SOUTHSIDE 1-1000 / THE UNDERWORLD STORY
Saturday matinee, February 3
The price of admission gets you into the double bill. You are welcome to arrive at 3:00 and watch the double bill starting from there.
(1950, Allied Artists [Warner Bros.] 73 min.)
Scr. Leo Townsend and Boris Ingster, from a story by Milton Raison and Bert C. Brown. Dir. Boris Ingster
This slam-bang crime yarn from the King Brothers (producers of 1950's Gun Crazy) is highlighted by shot-on-location scenes in downtown L.A., Hollywood, and San Quentin, crafted by much of the same team responsible for Gun Crazy, and directed by the man who made the influential Stranger on the Third Floor (1940). Don DeFore plays an undercover agent infiltrating a counterfeiting ring operated by sultry racket boss Andrea King.
35mm preservation funded by the Film Noir Foundation, courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive.
THE UNDERWORLD STORY
(1950, United Artists [Warner Bros.] 91 min.)
Scr. Henry Blankfort, based on a story by Craig Rice. Dir. Cyril Endfield
This beat Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole (1951) to the screen by a year, with a tale of a corrupt reporter (Dan Duryea) manipulating a small-town story for his own benefit. Dan Duryea is the disgraced reporter exiled to Gale Storm's small-town paper just in time to catch the case of an African American maid charged with killing her socialite boss. Duryea could care less about justice...he wants to cash in on the woman's defense fund. This 35mm preservation comes courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|