NOIR CITY 8: FLY-BY-NIGHT / DEPORTED
$10 double feature shows start at: 1:00, 2:30
(FLY-BY-NIGHT plays at 1:00, 4:20; DEPORTED at 2:30)
(1942, Paramount. 74 min. Scr. Jay Dratler, Hugh Herbert. Dir. Robert Siodmak)
This engaging B film, one of Siodmak's first Hollywood efforts, was his ticket to the big time. Shifting with Hitchcockian aplomb between risque romantic comedy and shadowy suspense, he stuffs two features' worth of set pieces into the sprightly 74-minute running time. A team of talented writers (including Sidney Sheldon) keep things brisk and clever, and the chemistry between stars Richard Carlson and Nancy Kelly is charming and more than a little sexy. More screwball than noir, but a complete delight from start to finish! NOT ON DVD!
(1950, Universal. 89 min. Scr. Robert Buckner. Dir. Robert Siodmak)
For one of his last Hollywood assignments, the great Siodmak (Phantom Lady, Criss Cross) ventured to Italy -- with Oscar-winning director of photography William Daniels -- to film this thinly veiled tale of mobster Lucky Luciano's enforced return to his roots. Jeff Chandler plays Vic Smith in this ultra-rarity, the hardest to find of Siodmak's American films. Luciano, a big fan of Siodmak's classic noir The Killers, reportedly demanded a cameo role in the film! NOT ON DVD!
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