Film Series : UCLA Festival of Preservation 2017

He Walked By Night

1948, Alfred Werker and Anthony Mann, USA, 78 min. With Richard Basehart, Scott Brady.

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 28th 3:15pm
  • Wed, Nov 1st 6:00pm

"Arguably the most influential noir in history...while HE WALKED BY NIGHT has been copied a literally uncountable number of times in the years since it was made, few indeed of those clones leave the viewer so shaken and unnerved by what they've just witnessed." — Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

Two contrasting styles, nightmarish noir and rationalist semidocumentary, vied for supremacy in the postwar crime genre. HE WALKED BY NIGHT is notable for incorporating this contrast into the film’s two-sided structure. The daylight world of the police investigation is presented in prosaic semidoc style, while the underground realm of the hunted psychopath (Basehart) is painted in rich high-noir shadows. Uncredited director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton create some of the most stunning images in film-noir history, especially in the celebrated final chase through the Los Angeles storm drains. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation. 35mm. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first UCLA film on any Saturday in October, and get a ticket for the second UCLA film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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