Noir City: Unfaithfully Yours

USA | 1948 | 105 min. | Preston Sturges

February 11, 2023

Noir City

The mordantly hilarious tale of a jealous orchestra conductor envisioning three distinct plots to murder his supposedly unfaithful wife.

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

As film noir swept over late '40s Hollywood, Preston Sturges created the first full-length parody of the genre with this mordantly hilarious tale of a jealous orchestra conductor (Rex Harrison) envisioning three distinct plots to murder his supposedly unfaithful wife (Linda Darnell). Turning The Postman Always Rings Twice into uproarious comedy takes only a few tweaks and twists for this genuinely brilliant auteur. Side-splitting farce is made even funnier by Harrison's demonically deadpan portrayal of the megalomaniacal would-be murderer.

Note courtesy of Noir City.

  • Director: Preston Sturges
  • Principal Cast: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallée, Barbara Lawrence
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 105 min.
  • Producer: Preston Sturges
  • Screenplay: Preston Sturges
  • Cinematographers: Victor Milner
  • Editors: Robert Fritch
  • Music: Alfred Newman
  • Filmography: Sullivan’s Travels (1941), The Great McGinty (1940), Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Disney