Noir Canon


Directed by Fritz Lang

USA, 1945, 1h 42min, 35mm

Noir Canon

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Fri, Jul 5

Deeply perverse, and immensely enjoyable for the ways writer Dudley Nichols and Fritz Lang run circles around the Production Code. Were the three leads ever any better?” – Eddie Muller, Noir Foundation

Arguably Fritz Lang’s greatest American film and one of his finest overall.” – John Greco, Twenty Four Frames

Fritz Lang’s perverse film of amor fou between a stolid middle age clerk named Chris Cross, played by crime-film stalwart Edward G. Robinson, and a young woman with dishonest intentions (Lang favorite Joan Bennett) is a haunting master class in shifting perspectives. The masterful Dan Duryea completes the love triangle and, as always, plays the heel with zeal.

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