The Tarnished Badge: Bad Cop Noir

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. In a nightmarish noir scenario, Dana Andrews plays a brutal New York cop who accidentally kills someone while investigating a murder and then proceeds to cover his tracks.
Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. Set in a shadowy postwar Los Angeles, The Prowler focuses on a wealthy but neglected housewife (Evelyn Keyes) who spends her evenings alone, with only her husband’s voice on the radio for company. When she’s spooked by a peeping tom, a calculating cop (Van Heflin) answers the call, turning her ordered life upside down.
Date:
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. After his wife’s murder at the hands of the mob, honest cop Glenn Ford seeks revenge and will stop at nothing to get it.
Date:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. In a variation on his character in Double Indemnity, Fred MacMurray plays a potentially crooked cop who gets mixed up with an irresistibly alluring gangster’s girl (Kim Novak in her first leading role).
Date:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. Christopher and Eddie Kelvaney are both cops, Christopher a detective and Eddie on the beat. Christopher has been on the take for years, reporting to gangster Dan Beaumonte, but when Eddie catches a killer, Beaumonte tells Christopher that Eddie must not testify, and Christopher is caught between his shady past and an honest cop, his own brother.
Date:
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. Beginning with a masterfully complex opening shot, screenwriter and director Orson Welles plunges headlong into this tale of violence and deceit with all the baroque visual decadence of a cinematic genius.
Date:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. Written by and starring Ida Lupino, for her independent company the Filmmakers, and featuring direction by genre masters Don Siegel and Sam Peckinpah, this may be the darkest of the Bad Cop cycle.
Date:
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
The Tarnished Badge. Beginning with a masterfully complex opening shot, screenwriter and director Orson Welles plunges headlong into this tale of violence and deceit with all the baroque visual decadence of a cinematic genius.