Walk a Crooked Mile. 1948. USA. Directed by Gordon Douglas. 91 min.
Screenplay by George Bruce, based on a story by Bertram Millhauser. With Louis Hayward, Dennis O’Keefe, Raymond Burr. Investigating the murder of an FBI agent and a security breach at a secret Southern California defense facility, a Scotland Yard detective and a square-jawed G-Man are led to a communist spy ring operating out of San Francisco. Walk a Crooked Mile is an early example of Red menace noir: Cold War crime films that urgently uncovered a vast Soviet conspiracy within our sacred American institutions; in this case, modern art plays a particularly incriminating role in the smuggling of atomic formulas.
Monday, July 28, 2014,6:45 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, July 26, 2014,2:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art