Edited by Don Malcolm on 9/3/2017, 1:12 pm
Felix Feist is a highly favored figure for the FNF, considered a B-auteur for quite some time now. This is reflected in our old Top 25 poll, in which both Eddie and Alan participated. While none of Feist's films made either FNF Top 25 (or received any votes from other participants), TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (1951) and THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE (1947) received votes in the "honorable mention" category (ten added films beyond the Top 25 grouping that participants were allowed to single out).
Feist was a solid director who was shrewd enough to hook up with excellent DPs (J. Roy Hunt, Harry J. Wild during his RKO days; Russell Harlan for THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF; Robert Burks for TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY; Ted McCord in Feist's last noir, THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS). A restored TMWCH would be a solid entry in a festival-length reprise of San Francisco-based noir...which might still be on the table for NC SF in 2019.