Phantom Lady, February 21
Anita Ekberg goes from the madhouse to El Madhouse, a nightclub run by Gypsy Rose Lee, in this lusciously lurid psychodrama based on a novel by Fredric Brown.
Introduced by Don Herron. A conniving used-car salesman turns his talents to the movie biz in this neon-drenched neo-noir, adapted from Charles Willeford's novel.
Robert Siodmak swathes a Cornell Woolrich mystery in Expressionist shadow.
Introduced by Dennis Harvey. Patrick Dewaere is the perfect fall guy in “the darkest, daffiest, and downright dazzlingest adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel ever.”-S.F. Bay Guardian
Introduced by Elliot Lavine. Dan Duryea and June Vincent in a booze-drenched B-movie version of the Cornell Woolrich novel.
Introduced by Don Herron. Fred Ward plays Charles Willeford's detective Hoke Moseley, in pursuit of sociopath Alec Baldwin and collegiate call girl Jennifer Jason Leigh. “A pungent, blithely violent thriller.”-New Yorker
In this hallucinatory noir based on a Fredric Brown story, Pat O'Brien is an expert in forged paintings with a tenuous grasp on the boundary between real and fake-in art and in life.
Maggie Greenwald captures Jim Thompson's dismal vision of an off-season resort. “A nasty, claustrophobic little gem.”-Paper