In a Lonely Place. 1950. USA. Directed by Nicholas Ray. 92 min.
Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Edmund H. North, Dorothy B. Hughes. With Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Jeff Donnell. Humphrey Bogart is the hard-drinking, hot-tempered screenwriter Dixon Steele, whose history of violence toward women makes him a prime suspect when a hat check girl of his (brief) acquaintance turns up dead. This classic film noir was also a painfully personal cri de coeur on the part of the director Nicholas Ray, who placed much of the action on a set duplicating Ray’s own Hollywood home and cast his then-wife, Gloria Grahame, as an actress who comes to Steele’s defense, only to discover his destructive impulses for herself.
Monday, July 21, 2014,4:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, July 12, 2014,6:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art