Double Feature: THE UNSUSPECTED + HIGH TIDE
When the secretary of popular radio personality Claude Rains commits suicide, the commentator uses his considerable storytelling gifts to suggest murder and flush the culprit from a rat's nest of suspects. This clever and complex murder mystery — chock full of terrific character actors (including a sexy and savage Audrey Totter) — gets the deluxe noir treatment from director Michael Curtiz and ace cameraman Woody Bredell (THE KILLERS). (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR/PROD Michael Curtiz; SCR Ranald MacDougall, from a novel by Charlotte Armstrong; PROD Charles Hoffman. U.S., 1947, b&w, 103 min. NOT RATED
HIGH TIDE (1947) in 35mm
A crusading newspaper editor (motor-mouthed Lee Tracy) gets more than he bargained for when he hires a private dick (tight-lipped Don Castle) to protect him from riled-up gangsters. Featuring one of the greatest flashback set-ups ever, this is as witty and moody as any "B" noir of the era. (Note courtesy of Film Noir Foundation.) DIR John Reinhardt; SCR Robert Presnell, Sr., from a story by Raoul Whitfield; PROD Jack Wrather. U.S., 1947, b&w, 72 min. NOT RATED
35mm restoration and preservation funded by the Film Noir Foundation and The Packard Humanities Institute.
AFI Member passes not accepted.