Jules Dassin’s NIGHT AND THE CITY: 4K Digital Restoration & George Marshall’s THE BLUE DAHLIA
Jules Dassin’s NIGHT AND THE CITY: 4K Digital Restoration (1950, 96 min)
Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) longs for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances and Fabian soon learns the horrible price of his ambition. Luminously shot in the streets of London while Hollywood blacklisters back home were closing in on director Dassin, Night and the City also stars Gene Tierney.
George Marshall’s THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946, 96 min)
A WWII veteran (Alan Ladd) is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real murderer with the help of a sympathetic stranger (Veronica Lake). Written for the screen by Raymond Chandler, this stylized film features moody black and white cinematography and earned a 1946 Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
Friday, November 15