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THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET

Saturday, January 29 at 12:30
Monday, January 31 at 7:20*

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*Introduced by Richard Koszarski

U.S.,1945
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Starring LLoyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, William Eythe
Story by Charles G. Booth (Academy Award)
Screenplay by Barré Lyndon, John Monks Jr.
Produced by Louis De Rochemont
16mm. Approx. 88 min.

The picture that brought Hollywood movies back to the streets: as Reed Hadley’s narration rat-a-tat-tats, FBI agent William Eythe infiltrates Signe Hasso’s mob of Yorkville Nazis. Semi-doc shot on the real case’s actual locations, with 53 E. 93rd Street in the title role.

Presented with support from the Robert Jolin Osborne Endowed Fund for American Classic Cinema.

Reviews

“For people who like their movies to move.”
Time Magazine

“Exciting, trend-setting documentary-style drama —based on fact and staged on actual locations”
– Leonard Maltin

“Much of the film’s documentary credibility comes from the foregrounding of the very act of documenting, with cameras and microphones proving their value as the ultimate weapons in a new kind of warfare…A film that celebrates surveillance and policing can never be understood as part of the film noir cycle, but The House on 92nd Street is a transitional work that occasionally suggests the dark tone of what would soon follow.”
– Richard Koszarski, “Keep ’em in the East”: Kazan, Kubrick, and the Postwar New York Film Renaissance

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