The Scarlet Hour

USA | 1956 | 95 minutes | Michael Curtiz

February 18, 2019

A married seductress and her lover hatch a plan to steal jewelry from some thieves so they can run away with each other.

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Nearing the end of his legendary directing career, Michael Curtiz (Noir City 2017's Mildred Pierce) produced and directed this intricately plotted thriller in which seductress Paulie Nevins (Carol Ohmart) and her lover (Tom Tryon), overhearing plans for a jewel robbery, hatch a scheme to deliver themselves from Paulie's possessive husband (James Gregory). Featuring "discoveries" Ohmart, Tryon, and Broadway star Elaine Stritch. Bonus: Nat King Cole singing "Never Let Me Go" in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel.


Saturday (2/16), Sunday (2/17), and Monday (2/18) only!
SIFF Cinema Egyptian Back Bar
Chef Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective presents:

  • Hot Dog Sandwich ($5) - griddled hebrew national dog, butter toasted martins potato roll, ketchup and stone ground mustard
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($8) - spiced fried chicken, martins potato roll, lemon mayo, iceberg lettuce
  • Frito Pie ($6) - juanita's tortilla chips topped with 3 bean chili, cheddar cheese, crema, minced onions

  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Principal Cast: Carol Omhart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrence, James Gregory, Elaine Stritch, E. G. Marshall
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1956
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Producer: Michael Curtiz
  • Screenplay: Alford Van Ronkel, Frank Tashlin, John Meredyth Lucas
  • Cinematographers: Lionel Lindon
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm