THE OTHER WOMAN
1954, 20th Century Fox, 81 min, USA, Dir: Hugo Haas

When megalomaniacal film director Walter Darman (Hugo Haas) fires no-talent actress Sherry Stewart (Cleo Moore) from his latest artistic opus, the shamed sexpot schemes revenge. She drugs Darman, convinces him they’ve shared a night of scandalous debauchery and begins the blackmail. But this is a director with experience at rewriting other people’s scripts… NOT ON DVD!


TRY AND GET ME
1951, Film Noir Foundation, 91 min, USA, Dir: Cy Endfield

The true story of a shocking 1934 kidnapping and murder in San Jose provided the inspiration for one of the most compelling—and unjustly neglected—masterpieces of film noir. Ex-GI Howard Tyler (Frank Lovejoy), struggling to support his family, meets flashy hoodlum Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges), who eases the gullible Howard into a lucrative life of crime. Their escapade turns dark and desperate when Jerry takes hostage the son of a wealthy local businessman. One of the last films made in the U.S. by blacklisted writer/director Cy Endfield before he relocated to England, TRY AND GET ME (originally released as THE SOUND OF FURY) has been restored by the Film Noir Foundation so that it may be experienced in its original form by future generations and assume its rightful status as one of the great films of its era. NOT ON DVD!


TWO FOR THE ROAD
1967, 20th Century Fox, 111 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Donen

Stanley Donen and screenwriter Frederic Raphael relate the ups and downs of a marriage via vignettes that go back and forth in time, focusing on various road trips through Europe at different stages of a relationship in this ultra-'60s, offbeat romantic comedy. In career-highlight performances, Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn are a husband and wife who can't stand each other yet can't stand to be apart. With mod fashions by Mary Quant and Paco Rabanne among other hip designers of the day.


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