Film Noir 2018
Screening Dates
  • August 10, 2018 8:45
  • August 12, 2018 6:30

A small, dark gem in the Rebecca tradition … Lewis repeatedly displays his ability to convey mood and meaning through visuals.”

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

She went to sleep as a secretary … and woke up a madman’s bride’!” B‑movie stylist Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy, The Big Combo) made his first foray into film noir with this tense, fast-paced thriller (remade by Arthur Penn in 1987 as Dead of Winter). Nina Foch is hard-up heroine Julia Ross, hired as live-in secretary to a wealthy English matron (Dame May Whitty). Days later, waking up out of a drugged sleep and finding herself in a remote Cornish mansion, Julia is told that her name is actually Marion and she’s the mentally-ill wife of the matron’s creepy son Ralph (George Macready).