Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM
In the heat of passion, two things can happen – the second is murder
The Postman Always Rings Twice
1946 / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Postman Always Rings Twice features Lana Turner and John Garfield as a pair of murderous lovers in director Tay Garnett's much-imitated but never-equaled dark romance. An illicit affair between the drifter and the sultry waitress begins at a lonely roadside diner outside of Los Angeles. The woman's unsuspecting husband becomes the target of the perfect crime of passion, until betrayal and fate intervene. Based on the sultry novel by author James M. Cain, the title famously refers to Cain's own postman, who would ring twice when delivering rejection notices from publishers.
The program will be introduced by Alan K. Rode, who is well-known to those who frequent the annual Noir City film festival at the American Cinematheque, running this year from April 3 - 19. Mr. Rode is the author of Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy, and a soon-to-be-published biography of Michael Curtiz. He is a director of the Film Noir Foundation, and producer of the annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, to be held this year May 14 – 17 at the Camelot Theatre.
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