Double Feature: THE ACCUSED + THE THREAT
THE ACCUSED (1949) in 35mm
Demure college professor Loretta Young finds herself in jeopardy after killing an amorous student in self-defense. As the noose tightens, both the victim's guardian Robert Cummings and a dogged homicide detective Wendell Corey fall for her — being a killer apparently makes her irresistible to men. A decidedly feminine slant on a classic noir premise. (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR William Dieterle; SCR Ketti Frings, from a novel by June Truesdell; PROD Hal B. Wallis. U.S., 1949, b&w, 101 min. NOT RATED
Restored 35mm print, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
THE THREAT (1949)
Also screens with THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942) on Mon, Oct 15, 7:30 p.m. Charles McGraw, the toughest man in noir, runs wild as vengeful ex-con Red Kluger, who breaks out of prison to kidnap and torture everyone who's ever done him wrong. A brutal, violent thriller inventively directed by Felix Feist. Featuring Virginia Grey and Michael O'Shea. (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR Felix E. Feist; SCR Dick Irving Hyland; SCR/PROD Hugh King. U.S., 1949, b&w, 66 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes not accepted.