Frank Tuttle’s THIS GUN FOR HIRE & Richard Fleischer’s THE NARROW MARGIN
Frank Tuttle’s THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942, 81 min)
One of Hollywood's classic hard-boiled thrillers, this picture marked the first pairing of tough guy Alan Ladd, in the role that made him a star, and sultry blonde bombshell Veronica Lake. Philip Raven is a cold-blooded professional killer who's been double-crossed by his client. Ellen is a beautiful nightclub singer who's spying on her corrupt boss. Lt. Michael Crane (Robert Preston) is a dedicated cop who wants Ellen's love and Raven's capture.
Richard Fleischer’s THE NARROW MARGIN (1952, 71 min)
Pack your bags for one of movie history's greatest trips, a nifty film noir worthy of being bracketed in the same group of train thrillers headed by Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. Charles McGraw plays a cop guarding a gangster's moll (Marie Windsor) as she travels west by train to testify before a grand jury. Also riding the tracks are determined hitmen who know the moll is on the train, but don't know what she looks like. All aboard!
Friday, August 9