Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
7:30pm
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NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD - THE 20th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR
Double Feature!
THE TURNING POINT / THE SCARLET HOUR
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation
Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation and Paramount Pictures VP of Archives Andrea Kalas. Join us before the film in the lobby, where Mr. Rode will sign his book, Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, beginning at 6:30 PM.
New DCP!

THE TURNING POINT
1952, Paramount, 85 min, USA, Dir: William Dieterle

Prosecutor Edmond O’Brien leads a government probe into a crime syndicate headed by sinister Ed Begley, but he’s hamstrung by pervasive political corruption. Crusading reporter William Holden agrees to assist - while he and O’Brien vie for the attention of a loyal Alexis Smith. The hard-edged script (based on an unpublished novel by Horace McCoy) is a real-life lift from the Kefauver Committee’s exposé of organized crime on the national level. Bunker Hill, Angel’s Flight and Olympic Auditorium all accentuate the period realism. Co-starring Tom Tully, Ted de Corsia and Ray Teal. Presented in a new digital restoration by Paramount Pictures, created specifically for NOIR CITY!


35 mm!
Ultra-Rare Archival Print! Not on DVD!

THE SCARLET HOUR
1956, Paramount, 95 min, USA, Dir: Michael Curtiz

Nearing the end of his legendary career, Michael Curtiz produced and directed this intricately plotted L.A.-based crime thriller headed by a cast of new discoveries. A tony seductress (Carol Ohmart) and her lover (Tom Tryon) overhear plans for a jewel robbery, and believe the scheme will be their deliverance from Ohmart’s possessive husband (James Gregory). Highlights include a guest appearance by Nat King Cole singing “Never Let Me Go” in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Culled from the Paramount vault, this 35mm print remains one of the least seen film noirs of the 1950s, featuring Curtiz’s use of the then-new Fujinon camera lens. You’ll only see this at NOIR CITY!


Screening formats: DCP (THE TURNING POINT). 35mm (THE SCARLET HOUR)
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Apr 19, 2018 • 7:30pm
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