Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Tue, Apr 2, 2019
7:30pm

NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD - THE 21st ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR
Double Feature!
PLAYGIRL / HELL’S HALF ACRE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Film Noir Foundation
Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
U.S. Premiere of New DCP!

PLAYGIRL
1954, Universal, 85 min, Dir: Joseph Pevney

A New York chanteuse (Shelley Winters) tries to wise up her corn-fed friend (Coleen Miller) to the realities of city life but matters quickly spiral out of control. Shelley’s neighbor (Gregg Palmer) works for a scandal rag and her playboy friend (Richard Long) is little more than a pimp. Meanwhile, Winters warbles on the bandstand between trysts with her married boyfriend (Barry Sullivan). This lurid Joe Pevney-helmed melodrama has been vaulted for over half a century. Don’t miss its coming-out party!


HELL’S HALF ACRE
1954, Paramount, 91 min, USA, Dir: John Auer

This wonderfully trashy Steve Fisher yarn concerns a woman (Evelyn Keyes) who heads to Hawaii in search of her husband (Wendell Corey), believed killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Her only clue? A hit record with lyrics he’d written to her! Keyes is spunky and irresistible, as is Elsa Lanchester (as a gabby cabbie). The great Marie Windsor is the slatternly wife of a drunken sleaze (Jesse White). Filmed on location in Honolulu’s notorious red-light district. Don’t miss Tiki Noir on the big screen! Also starring Nancy Gates, Philip Ahn and Keye Luke.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Tue, Apr 2, 2019 • 7:30pm

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