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13th Annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival Week 2

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, April 9, 2011 04:00pm | Post a Comment

We're now deep in week 2 of the 13th annual Film Noir Festival and have some great pairings to look forward to!

Tonight features a couple of classic tough guy performances from Charles McGraw and James Cagney in Loophole and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.  Sunday brings a great "women's night" with scarce films featuring Gloria Grahame, Maureen O'Hara, Susan HaywardJane Greer-- how much more beauty could you squeeze into a double feature?!? They Won't Believe Me is a top notch dramatic thriller produced by the trailblazing Joan Harrison, Hitchcock protege & one of only 3 female contract producers working in Hollywood during the classic noir years.  A Woman's Secret is one of Nicholas Ray's most rarely screened films, making this night a must see! Female on the BeachHazard continue the focus on the ladies. Joan Crawford and Paulette Goddard lead with memorable performances by Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling, Charles McGraw & Percy Hilton.  These films screen on Wednesday.
 

Thursday provides us with a Robert Ryan double feature.  Amongst the most complex players in noir, Ryan's special brand of darkness could liven up even the most hollow of films. The Max Ophuls helmed Caught features Barbara Bel Geddes of VertigoDallas fame while Beware, My Lovely pairs Ryan with Ida Lupino in a taught psycho-sexual thriller. Friday rounds things out with a personal visit from actress Jeanne Cooper and a William Castle double, The Houston Story & New Orleans Uncensored.  If I'm not mistaken, not a damn one of these films is available on DVD!!!
 


13th Annual Film Noir Festival @ the Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 466-3456

All shows start at 7:30

Saturday April 9th- Loophole / Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Sunday April 10th- They Won't Believe Me / A Woman's Secret
Wednesday April 13th- Female on the Beach / Hazard
Thursday April 14th- Caught / Beware, My Lovely
Friday April 15th- The Houston Story / New Orleans Uncensored


 
 


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Robert Ryan (3), Joan Crawford (5), Egyptian Theatre (35), Jane Greer (2), Hollywood (79), Film Noir (39), Charles Mccgraw (1), 1940's (17), 1950's (53)