Friday, September 27, 2013
| 8 pm
$5 Museum members, students
$7 All others
Series passes are no longer offered.
(1955) Directed by Robert Aldrich. Ralph Meeker, Maxine Cooper, Wesley Addy, Cloris Leachman. (106 min.)
Part of the Car Crazy film series. Nuclear-war panic informs this film noir swan song. Detective Mike Hammer picks up a distressed hitchhiker in his sleek Jaguar and spirals into a labyrinthine underworld of radioactive secrets.
“A crucial influence on what would become the French new wave, an irresistibly seedy trip through the Los Angeles underworld, and a valuable artifact of Cold War anxiety” (Time Out).
Introduced by film writer Lewis Beale.
Watch the trailer.