NEW FACES
1954, 98 min, USA, Dir: Harry Horner, John Beal

A young Mel Brooks got one of his first writing credits on this film of the hit Broadway revue about a producer trying to keep his stage show alive. It features a series of dynamic musical performances from Robert Clary and Eartha Kitt, and hilarious sketches with Ronny Graham, Alice Ghostly and Paul Lynde (who also shares writing duties).


BEWARE, MY LOVELY
1952, RKO [Warner Bros.], 77 min, USA, Dir: Harry Horner

The incredible Ida Lupino plays a lonely war widow who employs a penniless drifter (Robert Ryan) as a household handyman, only to learn - too late - precisely why he has no references on his résumé. As the film’s original tagline puts it: “Trapped by a man beyond control!” Lupino and Ryan, a pair of noir heavyweights, battle through a “day without end” (the film’s original title) to an unexpected climax. Mel Dinelli’s suspenseful script is adapted from his hit stage play “The Man.” Not on DVD!


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