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USA | 1944 | 75 minutes | William Cameron Menzies

February 17, 2018

The tale of a San Francisco art dealer who returns to Germany and falls under the spell of the Nazis was originally rendered by "Kressmann Taylor" (a woman writing as a man) as a trans-Atlantic correspondence between two increasingly estranged friends. It's brought powerfully to life through the stunning design and direction of William Cameron Menzies, and is powered by Paul Lukas' haunting performance. Not truly noir, but a revelation-few "B" movies match the impact and artistry of this WWII stunner.

Noir City is presented by the Film Noir Foundation. 

  • Director: William Cameron Menzies
  • Principal Cast: Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky, Paul Lukas
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1944
  • Running Time: 75 minutes
  • Producer: Lonnie D'Orsa, William Cameron Menzies, Sam Wood
  • Screenplay: Herbert Dalmas, Kressmann Taylor
  • Cinematographers: Rudolph Maté
  • Editors: Al Clark
  • Music: Ernst Toch
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Sony Pictures