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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The AFI - "Scarlet Street"

This afternoon I joined members of the Resurrectionists Club to see a 1945 film noir "Scarlet Street," part of a series of film of the Noir City City Film Festival at the AFI in Silver Spring. The cast included Edward G. Robinson (Christopher Cross), Joan Bennett (Katharine "Kitty" March)and Dan Duryea (Johnny Prince). See the storyline below:

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, she lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results. (Written by Rod Crawford )

This movie was a classic: love triangle with a tragic ending which leaves the true killer half-crazy out of his mind. Excellent film by director Fritz Lang.

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