Double Feat: I WAKE UP SCREAMING+AMONG THE LIVING

Intro by Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller

I WAKE UP SCREAMING (1941) in 35mm
Broadway promoter Victor Mature, suspected of murder, is persecuted by vengeful cop Laird Cregar. Can he find the real killer of his glamorous protégé, Carole Landis? Originally released as THE HOT SPOT, this rarely screened early noir has all the visual flourishes soon to be synonymous with the style, courtesy of the spectacular cinematography of Edward Cronjager. Betty Grable may be the female lead, but noir-heads go wild for the menacing Cregar and weaselly Elisha Cook, Jr., both memorable in juicy supporting roles. (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR H. Bruce Humberstone; SCR Dwight Taylor, from the novel by Steve Fisher; PROD Milton Sperling. U.S., 1941, b&w, 82 min. NOT RATED
Archival 35mm print — not on DVD!

Followed by:
AMONG THE LIVING (1941) in 35mm
Industrialist Paul Raden (Albert Dekker) returns to his ancestral home to attend his father's funeral. He's shocked to learn from the family doctor (Harry Carey) that his twin brother John, whom he believed died as a boy, has been locked in the attic of the abandoned mansion, insane from a scandalous childhood trauma. Soon enough, John is loose and making up for lost time, particularly with lushly nubile Susan Hayward. Heisler's strong, swift direction of this Southern Gothic is abetted by the stunning cinematography of Jean Renoir collaborator Theodor Sparkuhl. (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR Stuart Heisler; SCR Lester Cole, Garrett Fort; PROD Sol C. Siegel. U.S., 1941, b&w, 67 min. NOT RATED
Archival 35mm print — not on DVD!

AFI Member passes not accepted.

164 Minutes
Film noir
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Key:
Double Feature Double Feature
Guest Intro Guest Intro

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Saturday, October 20, 2018