T-Men. 1947. USA. Directed by Anthony Mann. 92 min.
Screenplay by John C. Higgins, based on a story by Virginia Kellogg. With Dennis O’Keefe, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade, Wallace Ford. Jacques Bonneaud’s poster for the French release of T-Men, Mann’s first picture for B-movie outfit Eagle-Lion, skillfully conjures the feel of this influential noir about treasury agents who go undercover to bust a counterfeiting ring. The poster’s simple yet dramatic tonal contrasts and stark silhouettes of murdered mobsters mirror John Alton’s dark, stylized cinematography and the narrative economy of Mann’s violent setpieces.
Saturday, September 5, 2015,8:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Thursday, September 3, 2015,7:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2