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Criss Cross

Robert Siodmak / US, 1948 / 88 min.

Deceit spreads like wildfire in Criss Cross. Under the pitiless gaze of director Robert Siodmak, the characters all fall into traps they have set for others. Also features Tony Curtis’ first bit part.

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Steve Thompson can’t help it. Back in Los Angeles his passion for his ex-wife Anna (Yvonne De Carlo) proves far from dimmed. Anna seems open to reconciliation, but has since married gangster Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). To get rid of Slim, Steve plans an armoured car robbery that aims to provide plenty of loot for him and Anna.

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Robert Siodmak

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Criss Cross


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Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak, US 1949)
still Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak, US 1949)

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