(Vincent Sherman, US 1947, 109 min., 16mm)
When Bob Hunter (Zachary Scott) returns from a business trip, he is confronted with a crime scene at his house. His wife, Chris (Ann Sheridan), was attacked after returning from a party thrown by her cousin Paula (Eve Arden) to celebrate her divorce. In self-defense, Chris had stabbed and killed a man who had broken into their home. When the victim turns out to be Michael Tanner, a poor sculptor with no criminal record, the investigation into the attack begins to unravel unexpected revelations.
Post-screening discussion with Curator of Film Exhibitions Jared Case.
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Noir ’47: The Year Darkness Came to LightThe murder of Dr. Richard Talbot is the central mystery of this film. In flashback, we see that he was a dedicated family man until he happens to be witness to a car accident.
Noir ’47: The Year Darkness Came to Light When Bob Hunter (Zachary Scott) returns from a business trip, he is confronted with a crime scene at his house.