GUILTY BYSTANDER
1950, BFI, 91 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Lerner

Alcoholic ex-cop Max Thursday (Zachary Scott) lives a dingy existence as house detective for a run-down hotel. When his ex-wife shows up and tells him that his son has been kidnapped, it’s just what Thursday needs to spring into action and reclaim his old enthusiasm.


NOBODY LIVES FOREVER
1946, Warner Bros., 100 min, USA, Dir: Jean Negulesco

Geraldine Fitzgerald is at her most luminous as a innocent war widow lured into a confidence game by a shady ex-GI (John Garfield). Is it any surprise that the grifter ends up falling for his magnificent mark? Or that the betrayed gang ends up wanting them both dead? Director Jean Negulesco ladles atmospherics onto W. R. Burnett’s savvy screenplay. Featuring great supporting turns from Walter Brennan, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson, and George Tobias.


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