Film Noir 2019
Screening Dates
  • August 19, 2019 6:30
  • August 22, 2019 8:20
New Restoration

A complex, breezy, and black-hearted homage to James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler … [with] one of the juiciest female villains in Hollywood history.”

Sultry noir fixture Lizabeth Scott (Dead Reckoning) sizzles as femme-fatale housewife Jane Palmer in this long-unseen, recently restored thriller—“the best unknown American film noir of the classic era,” says Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation. Jane and husband Alan (Arthur Kennedy) are out driving (and arguing) one night when a passing car tosses $60,000 into their backseat. Greedy Jane wants to keep the dough; honest Alan’s not so sure. Soon, a shady private dick (noir heavy Dan Duryea) appears at the couple’s home, followed by a mysterious stranger (Don DeFore). Director Byron Haskin helmed 1953’s The War of the Worlds; screenwriter Roy Huggins (Pushover) created The Fugitive and other TV hits.