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SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake shine in this seminal revenge film, based on the Graham Greene novel. After being paid off in marked bills, hit-man Raven (Ladd) vows vengeance on his two-faced boss, a nightclub promoter and fifth columnist. Raven soon meets the beautiful Ellen (Lake), a magician/chanteuse and fiancée of the pursuing police lieutenant—and that’s when things get complicated.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City

Anthony Mann (T-Men, Raw Deal) made his directorial debut with this fast and snappy B potboiler set amid the neon lights of Times Square, in which a local general practitioner finds himself “halfway between the hot foot and the hot seat” after being framed for murder. Co-starring Jean Phillips, best known as Ginger Rogers’ stand-in.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
In this eerie atmospheric thriller, Scott Henderson (Alan Curtis) leaves home after a fight with his wife and picks up a beautiful woman in a saloon, impulsively taking her to a musical revue. Returning home, he finds his wife murdered and the police skeptical of his alibi. If his loyal secretary can’t find the “phantom lady,” it’s curtains. One of the essential noir titles, produced by Hitchock protégé Joan Harrison.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Teenaged orphan Mary Gibson (Kim Hunter in her film debut) heads to Greenwich Village in search of her missing sister, a beloved businesswoman who has mysteriously disappeared. She encounters inexplicable occurrences and strange characters, all rendered in foreboding chiaroscuro by DP Nick Musuraca. A haunting film, filled with more dread than shocks, a signature element of producer Val Lewton’s oeuvre.