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Friday, April 27 – 7:30 PM
Norman Lloyd Tribute Double Feature: SCENE OF THE CRIME, 1949, Warner Bros., 94 min. Van Johnson plays a dogged flatfoot determined to solve the murder of his partner, who may have been taking payoffs from local bookies. Nice noir touches enliven this early police procedural, and Norman Lloyd and Gloria De Haven are sensational in supporting turns. Charles Schnee’s script offers plenty of juicy bit parts for a cast of noir favorites, including costar Arlene Dahl. Directed by Roy Rowland. [35mm]
REIGN OF TERROR (aka THE BLACK BOOK), 1949, Sony Repertory, 88 min. Director Anthony Mann and DP John Alton, using the full-bore noir treatment, turn the French Revolution into a crime saga dripping with greed, deceit and betrayal. With Robert Cummings as Charles D’Aubigny and Richard Basehart as Robespierre, all of the elements are here - atmospheric camerawork, taut script, a beautiful spy (Arlene Dahl, again!) and fearsome Charles McGraw (looking like the leader of a French biker gang) as Robespierre’s sadistic henchman. Discussion between films with special guest Norman Lloyd. Introduction by film noir expert Alan Rode. [35mm]

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Added by AmericanCinematheque on March 25, 2012