Wednesday, April 10th begins the second week of the 15th Annual Festival Of Film Noir at the Egyptian Theatre. Wednesday brings us a pair of Fritz Lang rarities in the gothic melodrama House By The River and Joan Bennett vehicle Secret Beyond The Door. The stunning Ms. Bennett was a Lang favorite, appearing in Woman In The Window and Scarlet Street. She had a long and varied career including notable roles as the headmistress of both Collinwood in the original Dark Shadows TV series and the boarding school in Dario Argento's Suspiria.
Thursday offers up a couple of not-on-DVD rarities in The Case Against Brooklyn and City Across The River. CIty is considered amongst the earliest film to deal with street gangs and juvenile delinquency and features a young Tony Curtis as well as familiar character faces in Stephen McNally, Jeff Corey, Anabel Shaw and Thelma Ritter.
Friday promises much in the double feature Street Of Chance and Night Has A Thousand Eyes, both based on Cornell Woolrich novels and boasting casts featuring Clare
Trevor, Burgess Meridith, Sheldon
Leonard and Edward G Robinson.
Woolrich is a master of paranoia and weaves intricate plots full of freak accidents, mentalists, amnesia and conspiracies. Night features camerawork from the man who shot Double Indemnity, Jon Seitz.
Saturday is LA location shot heaven in High Tide and Chicago Calling. Dan Duryea gives one of his finest sympathetic roles in Chicago Calling, which also features great, late period Bunker Hill locations.
Sunday closes out the week with a couple of alcohol soaked rarities in Appointment With A Shadow and Guilty Bystander.
15th Annual Film Noir Festival
at the Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
All shows start at 7:30pm.
Wednesday, April 10th
House By The River/ Secret Behind The Door
Thursday, April 11th
The Case Against Brooklyn/ City Across The River
Friday, April 12th
Street Of Chance/ Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Saturday, April 13th
High Tide/ Chicago Calling
Sunday, April 14th
Appointment With A Shadow/ Guilty Bystander