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NOIR CITY 12: IT'S A BITTER LITTLE WORLD !...as Noir City Goes International...The 27 films in the series will conclusively prove that the cinematic movement known as "Noir" spanned the globe...

NOIR CITY 12: IT'S A BITTER LITTLE WORLD!

NOIR CITY's flagship festival in San Francisco returns to its home at the historic Castro Theatre January 24—February 2, 2014. The 12th edition of the world's most popular film noir festival is going international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories and style are a specifically American phenomenon. "Our desire to expand the scope of the festival has resulted in our most ambitious program ever," says festival impresario and host Eddie Muller. "Its overall impact will, I suspect, change many people's long-standing ethnocentric preconceptions about film noir."

Focusing on the years immediately following World War II, this year's NOIR CITY festival features classic noir films from France, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Norway, and Britain, as well as a complementary sampling of homegrown Hollywood product. Familiar American stars such as Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Orson Welles, Dan Duryea, and Lizabeth Scott will share the Castro Theatre screen with international superstars Jean Gabin, Olga Zubarry, Toshiro Mifune, Ninón Sevilla and Yves Montand.  The 27 films in the series will conclusively prove that the cinematic movement known as "Noir" spanned the globe, and its style, sexiness, and cynicism crossed all international borders.

The festive, convivial atmosphere for which NOIR CITY is known will also take on an international flavor, highlighted by live music and complimentary libations in accord with the festival's multicultural programming. So join us on our globetrotting adventure— you'll have fun and do good: the dollars you spend at the festival go towards our year-round restoration efforts.

Nancy Mysel Legacy Project Honoree Announced

On the night we premier the restoration of Too Late for Tears, January 25, 2014, the Film Noir Foundation will recognize the first participant in its Nancy Mysel Legacy Project. The project was created last year by the family of the late film preservationist who'd managed the FNF's inaugural film restorations. The honoree, Ariel Schudson, who has earned a MFA in Moving Image Archive Studies from UCLA, will work with the Foundation on its next restoration project.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (yes, the presenters of the Golden Globe Awards) has granted the Film Noir Foundation $10,000.00 toward funding of the restoration of "one of the best film noir movie no one has seen," Too Late for Tears. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir, awaiting rediscovery.

A suburban housewife's decision to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible results in mayhem and murder. For many years, all 35mm prints of the film were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, sufficient original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The six-month preservation project will culminate in the film being returned to the big screen in 2014, at NOIR CITY screenings and the international film festival circuit.

 

TOO LATE FOR TEARS RESTORED!

For many years, all 35mm prints of Too Late for Tears (1949) were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, sufficient original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir awaiting rediscovery. A suburban housewife's decision to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible results in mayhem and murder. The five-year effort to restore "one of the best film noir movies no one has seen," culminates in the film's return to the big screen. The restored 35mm print will premiere on Saturday, January 25, 2014, during the opening weekend of NOIR CITY 12. More screenings of the restored noir will follow during the year at the NOIR CITY satellite festivals and on the international film festival circuit.

Skip the lines. Buy a NOIR CITY 12 Passport.
The Passport grants the bearer entry to all 27 films in this year's program, to the 6 p.m. opening-night pass holders' reception on the Castro mezzanine and early admittance to the theater for all shows—all for the incredible price of $120. It's also the perfect holiday gift for the noir lover in your life! Passports can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, Patrons can also purchase tickets for the low price of $10 per program at the Castro box office on the day of show.

→ Check the Program Guide for times, tickets and program notes.

All non-U.S. films in their original language with English subtitles. All films in 35mm except where indicated.

From the just-received Fall 2013 edition of 'Noir City':

"The 12th edition of the world’s most popular film noir festival is going international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories and style are a specifically American phenomenon. Focusing on the years immediately following World War II, this year’s NOIRCITY festival features classic noir films from...France, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Norway, and Britain, as well as a complementary sampling of homegrown Hollywood product. Familiar American
stars such as Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Orson Welles, DanDuryea, and Lizabeth Scott will share the Castro Theater screen with international superstars Jean Gabin, María Félix, Toshiro Mifune, Ninón Sevilla, and Yves Montand. The 27 films in the series will conclusively prove that the cinematic movement known as “Noir” spanned the globe, and its style, sexiness, and cynicism crossed all international borders.
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Plus some long-awaited restorations of Hollywood classics.
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Dieselpunk is the recently-coined name for a sub-genre that has existed for decades. Named for the engine that gave us the modern automobile, airplane, navy and war vehicle, diesel-punk represents the aesthetic of the two World Wars, the interbellum period and the immediate post-war period. Diesel-punk combines the artistic and literary influences of the early 20th century (including pulp magazines, Art Deco, serial films, film noir, radio dramas, wartime pin-ups and contemporary art) with postmodern technology and sensibilities. Where steam-punk ends, diesel-punk begins !!!!

According to artist Stefan Paris...diesel-punk refers to a branch of the pop-surrealist (aka “low brow”) artistic movement popularized in the early 2000s. Diesel-punk style combines the aesthetics of the Interbellum period with modern technology and sensibilities. Coined in 2001 by Lewis Pollack to describe his role-playing game Children of the Sun, the term now refers to a distinctive style of graphic art, music, film, fashion, literature, and even architecture. The self-derisive motto of the genre is, "Dieselpunk, because Steampunk wasn't dirty enough.

 

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"The prodigal son (or magazine) for Steam-punk and Diesel-punk has returned, albeit on a limited basis! The exceptional Mr. Ottens (and his diligent associates) have released issue number 22 of the Gatehouse Gazette, much to the pleasure of the greater Steam-punk and Diesel-punk circles - so to enjoy excellent articles, such as insight to the upcoming European Steam-punk Convention, Spanish Steam-punk, an introspective on the legendary Raymond Chandler, and much, much more..."

 

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To enjoy excellent articles, such as insight to the upcoming European Steam-punk Convention, Spanish Steam-punk, an introspective on the legendary Raymond Chandler, and much, much more, please visit the Gatehouse Gazette, issue number 22, located at: http://www.ottens.co.uk/gatehouse/Gazette%20-%2022.pdf

You can imagine to my great surprise when I discovered Diesel-punk and it ties to one Of my favorite style [some fans Of film-noir refer to it as a Genre ] Of film-making called Film Noir...Wiki's definition...

The term film noir, French for "black film",[1] first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946, was unknown to most American film industry professionals of the classic era.[2] Cinema historians and critics defined the noir canon in retrospect. Before the notion was widely adopted in the 1970s, many of the classic film noirs were referred to as melodramas.[a] The question of whether film noir qualifies as a distinct genre is a matter of ongoing debate among scholars.

[On a personal note: My interest in film noir is collecting the memorabilia and the films [themselves] are just the "catalyst" that set the ball in motion.]

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Diesel-punk is a sub-genre of the pop surrealist art movement and a budding sub-culture that combines the aesthetics of the interbellum period through World War II, and ending before or at the early 1950s, with postmodern technology and sensibilities. According to the article “Discovering Dieselpunk” the word “Dieselpunk” was coined in 2001 as a marketing term by game designer Lewis Pollak to describe his role-playing game Children of the Sun, dieselpunk has grown to describe a distinct style of visual art, music, motion pictures, fiction, and engineering.

 

 

NOIR CITY 12 OFFICIAL SCREENING SCHEDULE

The Third Man (Selznick, 1949). Three Sheet (41" X 80").
Carol Reed's The Third Man is an absolutely brilliant slice of film noir set in the post-war occupied city of Vienna. It is a film in which a revelation leads novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) into a downward spiral of intrigue and deceit, that climaxes with an exciting chase through the city's sewers. Paper from this film is highly sought after, as many consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made. The poster has a crease running the width of the poster in the top border, minor crossfold separations, and two small tears in the right border. Very Fine. Sold for: $1,434.00

 

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Journey into Fear (RKO, 1942). Three Sheet (41" X 80").
It was the final film by Orson Welles and his Mercury Players for RKO and Welles went all-out telling this story of a Naval engineer who is pursued by Nazi saboteurs and agents. The posters for this title have always been scarce and difficult to come by and this is the first time that Heritage has had the three sheet. The poster had some chips on the borders that just extended into the edge of the background. There were also some tape lifts on the verso which have made the paper a bit thinner and there has been quite a bit of retouch to the fold lines. The poser was linen-backed a long time ago and there are several places where it is starting to crack and lift off of the old linen. Fine- on Linen. Sold for: $956.00

 

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FRIDAY January 24 | Opening Night
The Third Man, Britain, 1949 7:30; Journey into Fear, United States, 1943 9:30

 

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Border Incident (MGM, 1950). Italian Locandina (13" X 27"). Film Noir.
Starring Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, James Mitchell, Arnold Moss, Alfonso Bedoya, Teresa Celli, Charles McGraw, Jose Torvay, John Ridgely, Arthur Hunnicutt, and Sig Ruman. Directed by Anthony Mann. An unrestored poster with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. It may have tears, slight paper loss, pinholes, edge and fold wear, minor stains, and/or some fold separation. There is a tax stamp in the right bottom image area, and tape and paint residue in the top imprint area. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Folded, Fine+. Sold for: $28.00

 

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Víctimas del Pecado (Victims of the Sin) is a 1951 Mexican drama film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring Ninón Sevilla. [1] Detroit Institute of Arts considers the film as "one of the most famous post-war Mexican films," and shares that it includes "knockout mambo numbers by Pérez Prado and Pedro Vargas".[2] The film was also released as Hell's Kitchen.[3]

Too Late for Tears (United Artists, 1949). Insert (14" X 36"). Film Noir.
Starring Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy, Kristine Miller, Barry Kelley, David Clarke, Renee Donatt, and Billy Halop. Directed by Byron Haskin. An unrestored insert with an overall presentable appearance. It may have tears, slight paper loss, minor stains, creases, edge wear, and/or some fold separation. There is a tape remnant on the lower edge. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Folded, Fine. Sold for: $97.99

 

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The Hitch-Hiker (RKO, 1953).This taut film noir was directed by the multi-talented Ida Lupino, more readily known as an actress. This is one of Lupino's best directorial efforts, the story of two men on a fishing trip who pick up a hitch-hiker, who turns out to be a sadistic serial killer.

Bathed in unsettling blood red, this striking one sheet perfectly captures the essence of the film. Signs of light use include pinholes in the corners and background, wrinkling, and edge tears at the folds. Fine/Very Fine.

A really hard-edged film noir directed by actress Ida Lupino, one of the first women to direct in Hollywood. Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy are out on a fishing trip when they pick up William Talman (best remembered as Hamilton Berger on "Perry Mason"). It turns out that the hitch hiker is a psychotic killer who toys with them as he keeps them hostage. Talman gives a truly chilling performance as the murderer who has a bad eye that doesn't close -- even when he's asleep! Fine+.Sold for: $358.50

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SATURDAY January 25 | Mexico
Matinée Triple Bill:; Border Incident, United States, 1949 12:00; En la palma de tu mano (In the Palm of Your Hand), Mexico, 1951 2:00; Víctimas del pecado (Victims of Sin), Mexico, 1951 4:00
Evening: Too Late for Tears, U.S., 1949 (restored) 7:30; The Hitch-Hiker, U.S., 1953 (restored) 9:30

 

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Drunken Angel (酔いどれ天使 Yoidore tenshi?) is a 1948 Japanese yakuza film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is notable for being the first of sixteen film collaborations between director Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune.

Stray Dog (野良犬 Nora Inu?) is a 1949 Japanese police procedural film noir directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura. The film is considered a precursor to the contemporary police procedural and buddy cop film genres.[1]

SUNDAY January 26 | Japan
Yoidore tenshi (Drunken Angel), Japan, 1948 1:15, 6:00; Nora inu (Stray Dog), Japan, 1949 3:30, 8:15

 

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Die Mörder sind unter uns, a German film known in English as Murderers Among Us in the United States or The Murderers Are Among Us in the United Kingdom) was one of the first post-World War II German films[1] and the first Trümmerfilm. It was produced in 1945 and 1946 in the Althoff-Atelier in Babelsberg and in Jofa-Ateliers in Johannisthal. It was written and directed by Wolfgang Staudte.

Berlin Express (RKO, 1948). Six Sheet (79" X 80"). Thriller.
Starring Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan , Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas . Directed by Jacques Tourneur. An unrestored poster that displays signs of use. May include light edge or fold wear with small tears, slight fold separations, minor paper loss, pinholes, or unobtrusive stains and smudges. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Sold for: $137.43

 

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MONDAY January 27 | Germany
Die Mörder sind unter uns (Murderers Are Among Us), Germany, 1946 (digital) 7:15; Berlin Express, United States, 1947 9:00

 

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Death of a Cyclist (Spanish: 'Muerte de un ciclista') is a 1955 social realist Spanish drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and starring Italian actress Lucia Bosè, who was dubbed into Spanish by Elsa Fábregas. It won the FIPRESCI Award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Døden er et kjærtegn is a 1950 Norwegian drama film starring Claus Wiese, Bjørg Riiser-Larsen and Ingolf Rogde. Based on a 1948 novel by Arne Moen, it was Edith Carlmar's directorial début. The film depicts the passionate and tempestuous liaison between mechanic Erik (Wiese) and society woman Sonja (Riiser-Larsen). The title, in English, is "Death is a Caress". The film uses cinematic shorthand to convey time and place, while concentrating on its protagonists' increasingly troubled relationship.[1]

 

TUESDAY January 28 | Double Dose of Death
Muerte de un ciclista (Death of a Cyclist), Spain, 1955 7:15; Døden er et kjœrtegn (Death is a Caress), Norway, 1949 9:00

 

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It Always Rains on Sunday is a 1947 British film adaptation of Arthur La Bern's novel by the same name, directed by Robert Hamer. The film has been compared with the Poetic realism movement in the French cinema of a few years earlier by the British writers Robert Murphy, in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,[1] and Graham Fuller.[2]

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It Always Rains on Sunday, Britain, 1947

Brighton Rock (Associated British Picture Corporation, 1947) British One Sheet (27" X 40"). The 24-year-old Richard Attenborough stars as Pinkie Brown, a vicious gang leader who kills a man during a racetrack robbery and then promises a waitress he'll marry her if she supplies him with an alibi. Based on the Graham Greene novel, this film literally drips with cynical irony, and brought a new sense of brutality to British cinema. Very Fine/Near Mint on Linen. Sold for: $1,840.00

 

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WEDNESDAY January 29 | Britain
It Always Rains on Sunday, Britain, 1947 7:15; Brighton Rock, Britain, 1947 9:00

 

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No abras nunca esa puerta es una película argentina de suspenso en blanco y negro dirigida por Carlos Hugo Christensen con la participación, entre otros, de los actores Ángel Magaña, Roberto Escalada, Ilde Pirovano, Nicolás Fregues, Arnoldo Chamot, Carlos D'Agostino y Rosa Martín. La película fue estrenada el 23 de mayo de 1952 y el guion pertenece a Alejandro Casona basado en dos cuentos de

Cornell Woolrich (William Irish) titulados Somedody on the Phone (Alguien al teléfono) y Humming Bird Comes Home (El pájaro cantor vuelve al hogar).

Apenas un delincuente (English language:Hardly a Criminal) is a 1949 Argentine crime drama directed by Hugo Fregonese and written by Raimundo Calcagno and Israel Chas de Cruz. Starring Tito Alonso.

THURSDAY January 30 | Argentina
No abras nunca esa puerta (Never Open That Door), Argentina, 1952 7:15; Apenas un delincuente (Hardly a Criminal), Argentina, 1949 9:00

 

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Dr. Bernard almost gets to the point of obsession trying to capture a fearful criminal, catching many suspects whom he consider guilty. One of them, a dwarf, discovers one of the corpses in a drainpipe.

When he reports it, he's taken for the killer and arrested, just because of his scary appearance.

Wages of Fear (DCA, 1955). British Quad (30" X 40"). In this taut, harrowing thriller, four men are paid to transport a dangerous shipment of nitroglycerin over a long, rough South American road, where every bump or jolt could be their last. Starring Yves Montand, this award-winning drama marks this exceptional actor's first dramatic role. The striking British quad offered here had some fold and edge wear, but professional restoration has rendered these slight defects all but invisible. This dramatic poster will please any fan of truly classic cinema. Fine+ on Linen. Sold for: $1,553.50

 

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FRIDAY January 31 | South America
El Vampiro Negro (The Black Vampire), Argentina, 1953 7:30; Le salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear), France, 1953 9:00

 

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Pépé le Moko (French for "Pépé, the Toulon man") is a 1937 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin. It depicts an infamous gangster, Pépé le Moko ('Moko' is slang for a man from Toulon) who tries to escape the police by hiding in the casbah of the city of Algiers. The film is based on Henri La Barthe's novel of the same name; La Barthe contributed to the screenplay under the pseudonym "Détective Ashelbé". Pépé le Moko is an example of the 1930s French movement known as poetic realism, which combines gritty realism with occasional flashes of unusual cinematic tricks. The film is often seen as an early precursor of film noir.

The film was remade in America in 1938 as Algiers, starring Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer, and again in 1948 as Casbah, a musical starring Tony Martin, Märta Torén, Yvonne de Carlo, and Peter Lorre. English author Graham Greene in a review of the film stated "One of the most exciting and moving films I can remember seeing... Raises the thriller to a poetic level!" [1] According to a BBC documentary, it served as inspiration for Greene's acclaimed novel, The Third Man.

 

Quai des Orfèvres is a 1947 French police procedural[1] drama based on the book Légitime défense by Stanislas-Andre Steeman. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot the film stars Suzy Delair as Jenny Lamour, Bernard Blier as Maurice Martineau, Louis Jouvet as Inspector Antoine and Simone Renant as Dora.

The film was Clouzot's third directorial effort, and the first after the controversy of Le corbeau. Without having the novel on hand, Clouzot and Jean Ferry based the film on memory and deviated significantly from the original story.[1] The film was released in France and was popular with both audiences and critics. On the film's re-release in the United States in 2002, it continued to receive praise from critics as one of the director's best films.

Une si jolie petite plage (English titles: Such a Pretty Little Beach and Riptide) is a French film shot in black-and-white, directed by Yves Allégret and released in 1949. The film stars Gérard Philipe, Madeleine Robinson and Jane Marken.

The film is set on the Channel coast of northern France, in a drab and depressing small seaside town being deluged by incessant rain. The film noir-influenced style emphasises the relentlessly downbeat, oppressive and claustrophobic atmosphere of the milieu. Location filming for Une si jolie petite plage took place in Barneville-Carteret in Lower Normandy.

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Most noir fans have already discovered the great French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville. Although few of Melville's films were released here when new, most have become repertory favorites. The American premiere of his masterwork Army of Shadows was held up for decades. Yet another French director who chose genre work in the New Wave years, Melville was obsessed with American crime films to the extent that he dressed like a Texan and drove large American cars in the narrow Parisian streets. Five years separated the director's Bob le flambeur and his 1959 Two Men in Manhattan (Deux hommes dans Manhattan), in which he takes his love for America directly to the streets of New York City.

 

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Rififi (French: Du rififi chez les hommes) is a 1955 French crime film adaptation of Auguste Le Breton's novel of the same name. Directed by American filmmaker Jules Dassin, the film stars Jean Servais as the aging gangster Tony le Stéphanois, Carl Möhner as Jo le Suédois, Robert Manuel as Mario Farrati, and Jules Dassin as César le Milanais. The foursome band together to commit an almost impossible theft, the burglary of an exclusive jewelry shop on the Rue de Rivoli. The centerpiece of the film is an intricate half hour heist scene depicting the crime in detail, shot in near silence, without dialogue or music. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals in actual crimes around the world.[3][4]

After he was blacklisted from Hollywood, Dassin found work in France where he was asked to direct Rififi. Despite his distaste for parts of the original novel, Dassin agreed to direct the film. He shot Rififi while working with a low budget, without a star cast, and with the production staff working for low wages.[2]

Upon the initial release of the film, it received positive reactions from audiences and critics in France, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The film earned Dassin the award for Best Director at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.[5] Rififi was nominated by the National Board of Review for Best Foreign Film. Rififi was re-released theatrically in 2000 and is still highly acclaimed by modern film critics as one of the greatest works in French film noir.[6]

 

 

SATURDAY February 1 | France
Matinée Triple Bill: Pepé Le Moko 1937 12:00; Quai des orfèvres (Jenny Lamour), 1947 2:00; Une si jolie petite plage (Riptide), 1949 4:00
Evening: Deux hommes dan Manhattan (Two Men in Manhattan), 1959 7:15; Rififi, 1955 9:00

 

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Singapore (Universal International, 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41").
Ava Gardner and Fred MacMurray star for the only time together in this romantic wartime adventure, directed by John Brahm. When war veteran MacMurray discovers the wife he thought had died five years prior is alive, suffering from amnesia and married to Roland Culver, he ventures to Singapore to rescue her. Gardner looks nothing less than gorgeous on this one sheet, which has a tear from the right border into the background, tears in the borders at the folds, pinpoint crossfold separations, and a chip in the upper border at the vertical fold. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.Sold for: $358.50

 

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Macao (RKO, 1952). Sleepy-eyed Robert Mitchum plays an ex-GI on the run from the law and ends up in a scheme to capture a seedy nightclub owner in Macao who's wanted for murder in New York. The movie feature's a who's who in film noir with Mitchum, William Bendix, Jane Russell and Gloria Grahame. It was partially directed by Josef von Sternberg and finished by "Rebel Without a Cause" director Nicholas Ray! Very Fine on Linen. Sold for: $717.00

The Shanghai Gesture (United Artists, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41").
This dark tail of blackmail and revenge is about Poppy (Gene Tierney), a young girl whose father (Walter Huston) intends to close down a gambling den in Shanghai run by the disreputable Mother Gin Sling (Ona Munson). In order to forestall her eviction, Mother leads Poppy deeper and deeper into a web of gambling and alcohol, in order to blackmail her father. Based on a popular play, the film required more than thirty revisions to make the salacious and provocative material acceptable to the Hays office! Directed by Josef Von Sternberg and co-starring Victor Mature, this lovely one sheet, prior to professional restoration, had pinholes in the corners, some fold wear and a large chip below the center crossfold. There was some chipping in the left side center horizontal fold and a tear that runs from the upper border through Mature's face into Tierney's chin. The poster now displays beautifully. Fine- on Linen. Sold for: $1,195.00

 

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SUNDAY February 2 | The Far East, Hollywood-style
Singapore, United States, 1947 1:00, 7:00; Macao, United States, 1951 3:00, 8:45; The Shanghai Gesture, United States, 1942 5:00

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For more info, pictures, etc., see the Program Guide at the NC web site...NOIRCITY...OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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Ted Whipple has done another bang-up job in putting these pages together.

Link: NC 12 Program Guide at NC web site...[NOTE: ALL INFORMATION FROM THE FILM NOIR FOUNDATION IS COPY-RIGHTED @ ]

TOO LATE FOR TEARS RESTORED!

For many years, all 35mm prints of Too Late for Tears (1949) were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, sufficient original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir awaiting rediscovery. A suburban housewife's decision to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible results in mayhem and murder. The five-year effort to restore "one of the best film noir movies no one has seen," culminates in the film's return to the big screen. The restored 35mm print will premiere on Saturday, January 25, 2014, during the opening weekend of NOIR CITY 12. More screenings of the restored noir will follow during the year at the NOIR CITY satellite festivals and on the international film festival circuit.

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Darkness To Light... replied to Darkness To Light...'s discussion Now Showing at The Aero Theatre…Hitchcock and Tout Truffaut…Beyond The Hitchcock 9
"TOPAZ 1969, Universal, 143 min, US, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Director Alfred Hitchcock delves…"
Saturday
Darkness To Light... replied to Darkness To Light...'s discussion Now Showing at The Aero Theatre…Hitchcock and Tout Truffaut…Beyond The Hitchcock 9
"SUSPICION 1941, Warner Bros., 99 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock’s technique…"
Saturday
Darkness To Light... replied to Darkness To Light...'s discussion Now Showing at The Aero Theatre…Hitchcock and Tout Truffaut…Beyond The Hitchcock 9
"BEYOND THE HITCHCOCK 9 THE BIRDS Presented by the American Cinematheque and the British Academy…"
Saturday
Darkness To Light... replied to Darkness To Light...'s discussion Now Showing at The Aero Theatre…Hitchcock and Tout Truffaut…Beyond The Hitchcock 9
"THE 39 STEPS 1935, MGM Repertory, 86 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock "What are the 39…"
Saturday
Darkness To Light... replied to Darkness To Light...'s discussion Now Showing at The Aero Theatre…Hitchcock and Tout Truffaut…Beyond The Hitchcock 9
"BEYOND THE HITCHCOCK 9 Double Feature! Rare Films! Presented by the American Cinematheque and the…"
Saturday
Darkness To Light... replied to Darkness To Light...'s discussion Now Showing at The Aero Theatre…Hitchcock and Tout Truffaut…Beyond The Hitchcock 9
"BEYOND THE HITCHCOCK 9 3-D! 60th Anniversary! Presented by the American Cinematheque and the…"
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