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Monday, December 14

Directed by Max Ophuls

(1949) Blackmailer James Mason turns golden-hearted after he puts the hit on Joan Bennett, who’s dumped the bodyguard of her daughter’s supposedly murdered older boyfriend– but partner Roy Roberts is still waiting for the cash. Based on The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. 35mm. Approx 82. min.

Reviews

“One of the director’s most perverse stories of doomed love… Ophuls spins a network of fine irony out of the lurid material.”
– Dave Kehr

“An underrated gem.”
– Phillip Lopate