Noir City continues with two never-on-DVD features. First, Alan Ladd and William Bendix are cargo pilots who seek revenge when their best buddy dies in CALCUTTA. Then, when a body is discovered in a burned-out car, the police have to ID the victim before they can hunt down the killer in BACKLASH. Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
Our film noir series continues with two archival 35mm prints. In THE ACCUSED, spinsterish college professor Loretta Young finds herself in jeopardy after killing an amorous student in self-defense. Then a paroled jewel thief is torn between making a new start and getting revenge in THE HUNTED. Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
Noir City continues with two never-on-DVD rarities! In CHICAGO DEADLINE, Alan Ladd is a newspaper reporter obsessed with a young woman he finds dead in a cheap brothel. In I WAS A SHOPLIFTER, Cop Scott Brady shadows a judge’s daughter who has been coerced into working for a robbery ring. Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
Our film noir series continues with this Manhattan-set double feature. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS stars Dana Andrews as a New York cop whose violent streak leads to the killing of an informer. KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK stars Evelyn Keyes as a woman forced to smuggle jewels out of Cuba who ends up spreading smallpox all over Manhattan. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.
Cartoonist Will Eisner helped pioneer comic books and later graphic novels during a career that spanned more than 60 years; this eye-opening documentary includes interviews with him and such fellow comic creators as Stan Lee, Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman. Panel discussion follows the film.
Noir City continues with this suspenseful double bill. In THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF, S.F. homicide cop Lee J. Cobb spirals into a moral morass when married lover Jane Wyatt “accidentally” bumps off her husband. In IRON MAN, Jeff Chandler stars as a Pennsylvania coal miner who is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.