Noir City: Larceny

USA | 1948 | 89 min. | George Sherman

February 11, 2023

Noir City

John Payne and Dan Duryea play dandy grifters bent on bilking a wealthy war widow – and get tangled up with saucy Shelley Winters.

Individual Tickets: $15 | $10 SIFF members
Passes (valid for all Noir City screenings): $150 | $100 SIFF members

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Saturday, February 11, 2023

John Payne and Dan Duryea play dandy grifters bent on bilking a wealthy war widow (Joan Caulfield) into funding a non-existent war memorial. Both these sharpies get tangled up with saucy Shelley Winters, who's more dangerous than a loaded .38! The cast has a field day firing Bowers' one-liners faster than speeding bullets. We once had to screen this riotously entertaining, little-known gem in 16mm (at Noir City 4), but we're thrilled to now show it in a glorious 35mm print courtesy of Universal Pictures. Also featuring Dorothy Hart, Dan O'Herlihy, and Percy Helton.

Photo courtesy of The Film Noir Foundation. Note courtesy of Noir City.

  • Director: George Sherman
  • Principal Cast: Dan Duryea, Shelly Winters, John Payne
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 89 min.
  • Producer: Leonard Goldstein
  • Screenplay: William Bowers, Herbert H. Margolis
  • Cinematographers: Irving Glassberg
  • Editors: Frank Gross
  • Music: Leith Stevens
  • Filmography: Citadel of Crime (1941), The Lady and the Monster (1944), Storm Over Lisbon (1944), The Comancheros (1961)
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Universal Pictures