1951. USA. Robert Parrish. 79 min.
Friday, October 29, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1951. USA. Directed by Robert Parrish. Screenplay by William Bowers. With Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman. A dark, gleaming gem of 1950s noir, preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Sent to prison for five years for a robbery and murder he never committed, the bitterly wisecracking ex-con Rocky Molloy pursues the gangsters who double-crossed him, while (naturally) getting mixed up with a femme fatale along the way. The immensely talented Powell was an uncredited director of the film, which features Joseph Biroc’s moody location photography of Los Angeles’s Union Station and the seedy enclaves of Bunker Hill. The October 28 screening is introduced by Jan-Christopher Horak, director, UCLA Film & Television Archive. 79 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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