It may be L.A., but the streets are always noirishly dark and rainy, as a veteran cop (MacMurray) on a stakeout becomes entangled with the gangster’s girlfriend (Novak) on the other side of his binoculars. This smart, self-aware thriller gains resonance from the confrontation between old-school noir icon MacMurray (DOUBLE INDEMNITY) and up-and-coming sex symbol Novak (coolly stunning in her first starring role), but the future might really belong to the Fifties normalcy of the perky nurse (Dorothy Malone) whose life unfolds in the apartment windows right next door to the moll’s. 35mm. (MR)
1954, Richard Quine, USA, 88 min. With Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak.
- Sat, Aug 15th 5:15pm
- Mon, Aug 17th 6:00pm
“A surprising number of [Quine’s] pictures hold up pretty well. This is one of them...if you're as much of a pushover for [Novak’s] early work as I am, you can't afford to miss this.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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