An Evening of Noir - IN 3D! At the Castro

Hello tough guys & gals.

The bleak post-holiday winter stretch is upon us and that of course means just one thing: It's time for the annual Noir City Film Noir Festival at the Castro.

And on Friday night February 1 NCFNF presents a blistering double bill featuring Noir greats Edmond O’Brien, Robert Ryan and (hubba, hubba) Rhonda Fleming.

That's right, mugs. 3D Noir! Let's get down to cases:


Feature One: MAN IN THE DARK (1953)
Edmond O’Brien undergoes an experimental treatment to erase his criminal urges. The good news is the treatment works. The bad news is Eddy forgets where he stashed the loot from a recent heist he masterminded. Well, Oprah might approve but as you’d expect, his mol and heist palies aren’t supportive of his makeover. Toss in the wrap-up chase through the old Santa Monica Amusement Park and it sounds like a cross between “Clockwork Orange” and “Carnival of Souls”.

Feature Two: INFERNO (1953)
Scheming Rhonda Fleming and her illicit lover, played by usually nice guy William Lundigan, hatch a plot to bump off Rhonda’s rich, domineering husband Robert Ryan. Bob gets dumped for dead in the desert and his passage through Mojave hell is something to behold. We're talkin' LITERALLY blisterin' here, palies!

An lissen ta dis, mugs. All dis excitement and suspense for 10 clams and change! Get your tix here Do it sooner than later and don’t wait to buy them at the box office. You’ll be oudda luck, palie. Dat’s why I awready got mine.


Let’s meet in the lobby of the Castro at 7:15. I'll be wearing a black overcoat.

And for anyone who’s interested, I’m thinking it would be fun to have  pre-show dinner at John’s Grill, where Sam Spade went for lamb chops and tomatoes while waiting for a car to take him to Burlingame to check out a lead in “The Maltese Falcon”. We can follow dinner with a vintage streetcar ride up to the Castro. I’ll follow up later to check interest and work out the details.

So sign up now, palies. As Bogie said, "It's da schtuff dreams are made of."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sat in back of the daughter of the lead actor in the second film. She said it was difficult to watch her father in this role... I can see why!!

    February 2, 2013

  • Vonn Scott B.

    That was great, sorry I couldn't find you.

    February 2, 2013

  • Joy

    So enjoyed the movies, thanks!

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is every one?

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, is anyone interested in an early dinner at John's Grill? Let me know by Monday, and I' ll make the reservation for 5:30.

    January 26, 2013

    • Bill H

      i might be able to make dinner at 530 if it's still on. is it?

      February 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bill, looks like just you and me are interested to grab dinner. Would want to have some food before movies. Do you want to join me?

      February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, no, Frank. Jean snagged it.

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies to John and Guomin. Just learned of a late afternoon work meeting I have to attend, so won't have time for John's Grill. Per above, I'll be in the lobby at 7:15.

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone else interested in dinner at John's Grill? So far John and Guomin are on board.

    January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I can't make dinner but I will see you in the lobby of the Castro.

      January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend's taken sick and won't be able to attend tomorrow night so I have an extra ticket for whoever's interested.

    January 31, 2013

    • Jean

      Hi Andy, do you still have the extra ticket?

      January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing you all next Friday. Meanwhile, I made a change to the meeting details. There's sure to be a long ticket holder line, so let's meet in the LOBBY at 7:15, not outside. That way, we'll have time to get good seats.

    January 26, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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