Double Feature: I WALK ALONE + BODYGUARD
I WALK ALONE
A true rarity! Burt Lancaster plays a Prohibition-era bootlegger who gets out of prison to find that his former partner (Kirk Douglas) has gone legitimate, is enjoying the spoils of their criminal enterprise and has no intention of sharing. Can torch singer Lizabeth Scott douse the flames of retribution? (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR Byron Haskin; SCR Charles Schnee, from a play by Theodore Reeves; PROD Hal B. Wallis. U.S., 1947, b&w, 97 min. NOT RATED
A seminal noir, long thought lost, revived in a new digital restoration courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Hollywood's biggest badass is back! Legendary lawbreaker Lawrence Tierney is ironically cast as an insubordinate lawman who gets framed off the force and goes undercover to expose corruption and murder in the meat-packing industry. Perky Priscilla Lane provides spunky support. This early Richard Fleischer programmer moves at a breakneck pace with the story co-credited to — yes, that Robert Altman! (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR Richard Fleischer; SCR Fred Niblo, Jr., Harry Essex, from a story by Robert Altman and George W. George; PROD Sid Rogell. U.S., 1948, b&w, 62 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes not accepted.