High Tide. 1947. USA. Directed by John Reinhardt. Screenplay by Robert Presnell, Sr, Peter Milne. With Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Julie Bishop. 70 min.
This crackling, overlooked film noir is set in a spectacularly corrupt Los Angeles, where a newspaper man (Lee Tracy in his last major role) enlists a private eye (Castle) to help him prevent a gambling kingpin from taking over the entire city.
35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation.