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SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
In this noir classic, milquetoast cashier Christopher Cross (Edward G. Robinson) becomes an accidental hero when he rescues young Kitty March (Joan Bennett), from a would-be attacker. The sap doesn’t realize he’s stumbled upon a dust-up between a hooker and her pimp (Dan Duryea) and before long the devious duo is playing him for a prize chump. It can only end in tragedy.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
One of Joseph H. Lewis’ breakthrough B films, My Name is Julia Ross tells the story of a young woman (Nina Foch) who takes a job as a live-in assistant for an older woman and her suspicious son Ralph (George Macready). Before she knows what’s happening, Julia is trapped in a lonely mansion being persuaded that she is Ralph’s (late) wife. A “woman in jeopardy” classic.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Ex-con private eye Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens) arrives in New York City after serving two years in the joint, having been framed for the murder of his former partner. When ghosts from the past turn up, he enlists the aid of his new tart-tongued secretary (Lucille Ball) to help him track down the true culprit. Both a definitive example of the genre, and an often humorous send-up.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
“One led men to love; the other drove them to kill!” When the nice half of a pair of comely identical twins (both played by Bonita Granville) winds up dead, two roommates suspect each other of the crime in this gritty, brain-teasing thriller based on a short story by noir’s most prolific scribe, Cornell Woolrich. Presented in a restored 35mm print funded by the Film Noir Foundation.