6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028

Wednesday, April 10 – 7:30 PM
Fritz Lang Double Feature: HOUSE BY THE RIVER, 1950, Kino Lorber, 88 min. Struggling novelist Stephen Byrne (Louis Hayward) makes a play for his maid, and when she resists he impulsively murders her. Thus begins the web of evil that Byrne spins, drawing in his wife (Jane Wyatt) and brother (Lee Bowman) as his crimes pile up. Director Fritz Lang pours on the atmosphere in this eerie melodrama. {35mm}
SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR, 1948, Universal, 99 min. It's a Noir City tradition to show one incomprehensible film each year - and this is it! Director Fritz Lang jumped (with abandon) onto the 1940s Freudian bandwagon with this wildly symbolic cinematic fright ride. On a pre-wedding holiday, Joan Bennett meets the real man of her dreams (Michael Redgrave), who sweeps her off her feet and into a nightmarish honeymoon that's a cross between REBECCA and BLUEBEARD. Ridiculous but visually stunning, and lovingly restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Preservation funding provided by The Film Foundation. {35mm}

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Added by AmericanCinematheque on April 4, 2013