Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre
(Edward Dmytryk, US 1947, 86 min., 35mm)
Nominated for Best Picture of the year, this Edward Dmytryk film is the apex of the best year of film noir. Fronted by three “Bobs” - Roberts Mitchum, Ryan, and Young - it is the story of a murder among post-war servicemen. Young is the police detective investigating the case, while Mitchum and Ryan are suspects, having been seen with the victim the night of the murder. Jumping from one viewpoint to another, the film looks at the homefront cost of war from many angles, and the lingering prejudices brought to dangerous heights by men trained to kill.
Post-screening discussion with Curator of Film Exhibitions Jared Case.