Joseph Losey / US, 1950 / 91 min.
'A masterpiece of disturbing sexuality, institutional corruption and claustrophobic, sordid passion.' So wrote James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, about this vicious film noir, director Joseph Losey’s farewell to Hollywood.
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.