3D Double Feature: INFERNO + MAN IN THE DARK
INFERNO (1953) in 3D
It's the essential Noir City plot: illicit lovers hatch a "foolproof" scheme to bump off the woman's rich, domineering husband. But what if the husband, left for dead in the scorching desert, doesn't die? What if that husband, crippled but hell-bent on revenge, is played by the indomitable Robert Ryan? Watch as unmerciful nature takes on unbreakable man in amazing 3D and stereophonic sound! Toss in titanic, titian-tressed Rhonda Fleming as the deceitful, voluptuous vixen, and you've got perhaps the best 3D movie of the original Hollywood stereo-optic craze! Not on DVD! (Note courtesy of Noir City.) DIR Roy Ward Baker; SCR Francis M. Cockrell; PROD William Bloom. U.S., 1953, color, 83 min. NOT RATED
MAN IN THE DARK (1953) in 3D
65th Anniversary; 4K Digital Restoration
Strap yourselves in as Noir City presents the first screening in decades of this long-lost noir, in fully restored 3D and glorious black-and-white! Pinched by the cops after pulling off a big heist, crook Steve Rawley (Edmond O'Brien) undergoes an experimental operation to eliminate his criminal urges. It also makes him forget where he hid the loot, much to the consternation of his old gang and his itchy-fingered girlfriend (Audrey Totter). Fortunately, clues pop up (literally!) in Rawley's dreams, and soon he's leading the crooks and cops on a careening hunt for the money, culminating in a spectacular chase through Santa Monica's creepy old Pacific Ocean Park. Not on DVD! (Note courtesy of Noir City.) DIR Lew Landers; SCR George Bricker, Jack Leonard, from a story by Tom Van Dycke and Henry Altimus; PROD Wallace MacDonald. U.S., 1953, b&w, 70 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes not accepted.