NOIR CITY 20: HOLLOW TRIUMPH / THE HUNTED
Hollow Triumph (7:00)
Originally released August 18, 1948
1948, Eagle-Lion, 83 minutes
Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs, from the novel by Murray Forbes
Produced by Paul Henreid
Directed by Steve Sekely
Fugitive crook Johnny Muller (Paul Henreid) finds the perfect hiding place--in the guise of a psychiatrist who is his identical twin ... almost. One of the sublime examples of noir fatalism with a clever script that will keep you guessing right up until the end. It's also an amazingly evocative look at 1940s Los Angeles, photographed by the great John Alton. This was the first film produced by romantic leading man Henreid, who like many actors in the late 1940s turned to crime dramas to revitalize their careers. Co-starring Joan Bennett at her flinty best.
The Hunted (9:00)
Originally released April 7, 1948
Allied Artists [Warner Bros.] 88 minutes
Screenplay by Steve Fisher
Produced by Scott R. Dunlap
Directed by Jack Bernhard
Paroled after serving a prison term for her part in a jewel heist, Laura Mead (Belita) returns to the city looking to reclaim her life. Waiting in the shadows is her former boyfriend, detective Johnny Saxon (Preston Foster), who may have railroaded her into the pen out of jealousy. Is Laura ready to forgive ... or make good on her jailhouse threat to kill the men who sent her up? A strange, hypnotic twist on the femme fatale tale, resurrected from obscurity in a 35mm preservation print funded by the Film Noir Foundation.
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