NOIR CITY Seattle kicks off tonight with two noirs set in the City by the Bay, THIEVE'S HIGHWAY & THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL.
FNF prez Eddie Muller will introduce the films. 7pm tonight, SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Full series information here: http://www.siff.net/cinema/seriesDetail.aspx?FID=268
1949, 20th Century-Fox, 94 min.
One of NOIR CITY's perennial favorites, presented in a pristine 35mm print! WWII vet Richard Conte drives to San Francisco to sell a load of apples—and get revenge on the crooked broker (Lee J. Cobb) who crippled his father. Shot on-location in the city's once-thriving Embarcadero produce district, and featuring a terrific performance by Valentina Cortese. Screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides, from his novel Thieves' Market. Directed by Jules Dassin.
THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL
1951, 20th Century-Fox, 93 min.
A WWII concentration camp survivor (Valentina Cortese) trades identities with a doomed camp-mate and winds up living a luxurious lie in a mysterious mansion above North Beach. Her romantic attachments soon turn suspicious, sinister, and deadly. A classic "woman in jeopardy" thriller, shot entirely on location in the city, and a time capsule of postwar San Francisco. Screenplay by Elich Moll & Frank Partos, from a novel by Dana Lyon. Directed by Robert Wise.