A talented actress turned groundbreaking director, Lupino left an indelible impression on cinema from both sides of the camera.
They Drive by Night
On a rural manhunt, brutal urban cop Robert Ryan has his eyes opened by blind Ida Lupino in Nicholas Ray’s eloquent, brooding noir. Bernard Herrmann provides the score.
A salesman commutes between two wives, two classes, and two cities—San Francisco and Los Angeles—in Lupino’s drama of married life and moral tension. Edmond O’Brien, Joan Fontaine, and Lupino star.
Lupino’s taut tennis drama depicts the complexities and limits of female ambition in postwar suburban America and offers an early exposé of corruption in amateur sports.
Two fishing buddies pick up a hitchhiker on their way to Baja, with potentially deadly results, in Lupino’s high-tension thriller. Photographed by the great noir cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca.
A young dancer finds her promising career threatened by polio in Lupino’s first fully credited directorial effort, a blend of steadfastly un-melodramatic melodrama with the gritty aesthetics of docu-noir.
High Sierra ushered in the era of the gangster as existential antihero, with Humphrey Bogart as a wanted man hiding out in the Sierras and Ida Lupino as the cabaret singer who loves him.
Imported Archival Print
Few Hollywood films address the aftereffects of rape like Lupino’s powerful work, which tracks one brutalized woman’s difficult steps towards recovery. “One of the crucial movies of the era, Outrage looks intimately, painfully, and analytically at what we now know to call rape culture” (New Yorker).
4K Digital Restoration
A luminous Ida Lupino stars as a distraught woman saved from suicide by a hard-drinking longshoreman (the great French actor Jean Gabin in his American debut) in Fritz Lang and Archie Mayo’s atmospheric thriller-cum–fairy tale.
An atmospheric tale of long-haul truckers (Humphrey Bogart and George Raft) during the Great Depression. Ida Lupino’s performance as the ambitious, frustrated wife of the boss made her a star overnight.