Noir City

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Poster for Among the Living (1941)

San Francisco's cinema gem, the Castro Theater, is currently in the middle of it's annual noir film festival: Noir City. I think I might just check out the last showing as it seems right up my alley. Showing tonight, Among The Living (1941): "Albert Dekker stars as identical twins, one a brain-damaged psychopath who stirs up a Gothic whirlwind of insanity, family skeletons, and murder in a small town paralyzed by fear. Stuart Heisler directs Lester Cole's baroque script with fabulously lurid intensity. Costarring a lushly nubile Susan Hayward, venerable Harry Carey, and pre-tragedy Frances Farmer. This rarely screened horror-noir hybrid is one of the most requested films in Noir City history, finally presented in a glorious 35mm print!" This film is not on DVD. Tonight Frances Farmer will have her revenge. Full program here.