Noir City

Noir City 2018

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

The Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, took a break from hosting TCM's Noir Alley to guide Seattle audiences on a journey through Film Noir. The 2018 Noir City festival featured 18 classic films that took audiences to the darkest and most dangerous places a film lover can go. Many of these films were newly restored, and all were introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable impresario of Noir City.

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PROGRAMMED FILMS

The Maltese Falcon

USA | 1941 | 101 minutes | John Huston

February 16 - 19, 2018

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Opening Night Film! Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical, tough-talking private eye, becomes ensnared in a web of deceit when a simple missing persons case becomes a deadly hunt for a missing statuette.

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Quiet Please, Murder

USA | 1942 | 70 minutes | John Larkin

February 16, 2018

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A book thief/forger sells a fake book to a Nazi through a female agent. A detective tries to uncover who the forger is and gets in the middle of a three way struggle for rare books and revenge in a public library.

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Shadow of a Doubt

USA | 1943 | 108 minutes | Alfred Hitchcock

February 17, 2018

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In Alfred Hitchcock's glimpse into the dark side of suburbia, a young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

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Address Unknown

USA | 1944 | 75 minutes | William Cameron Menzies

February 17, 2018

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The film tells the story of two families caught up in the rise of Nazism in Germany prior to the start of World War II.

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Flesh and Fantasy

USA | 1943 | 94 minutes | Julien Duvivier

February 17, 2018

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Two members of a gentlemen's club tell three tales of the supernatural in this atmospheric pre-cursor to "The Twilight Zone."

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Destiny

USA | 1944 | 65 minutes | Reginald Le Borg, Julien Duvivier (uncredited)

February 17, 2018

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Originally conceived as a fourth "episode" in Flesh and Fantasy, this expanded story is about a cynical ex-con and the blind girl that may be the key to his redemption.

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Mildred Pierce

USA | 1945 | 111 minutes | Michael Curtiz

February 18 - 19, 2018

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Joan Crawford delivers a ferocious, Oscar®-winning performance as a hard-working housewife who struggles to provide the best life for her little girl Veda, only to find herself trapped in a dark world of thwarted desires.

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Jealousy

USA | 1945 | 71 minutes | Gustav Machatý

February 18, 2018

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A successful alcoholic writer is murdered and his wife is accused.

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The Blue Dahlia

USA | 1946 | 96 minutes | George Marshall

February 18, 2018

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Writer Raymond Chandler's only original screenplay is a classic about a returning vet being framed for his unfaithful wife's murder.

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The Big Sleep

USA | 1946 | 116 | Howard Hawks

February 18, 2018

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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

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Kiss of Death

USA | 1947 | 99 minutes | Henry Hathaway

February 19, 2018

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With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

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Blind Spot

USA | 1947 | 73 minutes | Robert Gordon

February 19, 2018

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Veteran Columbia star Chester Morris delivers a terrific performance as a hard-drinking, hard-luck writer who pitches his skeptical publisher an ingenious "locked room" mystery . . . only to have the crime come true.

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I Walk Alone

USA | 1948 | 97 minutes | Byron Haskin

February 20, 2018

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An ex-convict leaves prison expecting his equal share from his ex-partner. But his partner has no intention of sharing.

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Bodyguard

USA | 1948 | 62 minutes | Richard Fleischer

February 20, 2018

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An ousted Los Angeles homicide detective goes to work for a widow and is framed for murder.

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The Accused

USA | 1949 | 101 minutes | William Dieterle

February 21, 2018

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When a college student grows inappropriately fond of his psychology professor and tries to rape her, she fights back. But as she defends herself, she accidentally kills her attacker.

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The Threat

USA | 1949 | 66 minutes | Felix E. Feist

February 21, 2018

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Murderer Arnold "Red" Kluger has a score to settle: when he was convicted, he promised revenge on the people who put him in prison.

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The Man Who Cheated Himself

USA | 1950 | 81 minutes | Felix E. Feist

February 22, 2018

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A woman in the process of divorce shoots her husband and gets her police lieutenant boyfriend to help hide the body.

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Roadblock

USA | 1951 | 73 minutes | Harold Daniels

February 22, 2018

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An honest LA insurance detective becomes corrupt and turns to crime after falling in love with a gold-digger model.

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