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  • PHANTOM LADY 2:40 6:00 9:20
  • THE SUSPECT 1:00 4:20 7:40

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PHANTOM LADY & THE SUSPECT

SIODMAKPHANTOM LAD​Y

(1944) While Alan Curtis sweats out a uxoricide rap, faithful secretary Ella Raines, friend Franchot Tone, and Thomas Gomez desperately search for his only alibi: the nameless woman he met in a bar. From a Cornell Woolrich novel. Approx. 87 min. 35mm.
2:40, 6:00, 9:20

 

“An abstractly atmospheric evocation of New York after dark... a template for studio-made hardcore noir.” 
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“As much as any other film, defines the studio noir. Siodmak and his brilliant cinematographer Woody Bredell provide Phantom Lady with the essential ingredients of Woolrich’s world, from the desperate innocent at loose at night in New York City, a city of hot sweltering streets, to the details of threatening shadows, jazz emanating from low-class bars, and the click of high heels on pavement."
– Robert Porfirio

"Channeling the spirit of the Russians (Eisenstein, Dovshenko, Vertov), Siodmak uses grotesque angles, close-ups and rhythms to suggest a powerful sense of seduction and torture."
– Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

“A mini-masterpiece of mood and character."
– Jeanine Basinger

"A first-rate mystery!" 
– Time Out New York

PHANTOM LADY & THE SUSPECT

THE SUSPECT

(1944) Mild-mannered, turn-of-the-century (the last one) shopkeeper Charles Laughton at last finds what he’s looking for in sweet young Ella Raines, but what to do with his shrewish wife and nosy, blackmailing neighbor Henry Daniell? Approx. 85 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:20, 7:40

“Realistic yet bone chilling.” – Pauline Kael

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Introduction to PHANTOM LADY by author James Ellroy. (Recorded August 15, 2007)