Cinema a Go Go goes dark in January with a dangerous double bill of film noir classics.
Our guest programmer this month is film blogger Kellee Pratt and she's chosen a couple of buried treasures. First up, we'll see Too Late for Tears (1949) in which Lizabeth Scott plays a conniving femme fatale who steals a suitcase containing $60,000 and who'll bump off anyone who stands in her way. Directed by Byron Haskin (War of the Worlds, The Naked Jungle, TV's The Outer Limits), this one was written by Roy Huggins, who went on to a successful career in television, where he created shows like Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip and The Fugitive.
Our second feature is Woman on the Run (1950), directed by Norman Foster.
Frank Johnson flees police after he witnesses a murder. Then he gets chased around scenic San Francisco by his wife (Ann Sheridan), a reporter (Dennis O'Keefe), the cops, and...the murderer. The dizzying climax takes place on a deadly roller coaster!
Both Woman on the Run and Too Late for Tears were recently restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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