Part One runs from February 1-February 15 and features fourteen films. It's built around what we might call a quasi-auterist approach, featuring the more respected directors who made their home at Republic or passed through (John H. Auer, Allan Dwan, Frank Borzage, Lewis Milestone, George Sherman, William Witney, Joseph Kane).
The full description for Part One can be found here:
The noir-ish highlights are mostly in the hands of John H. Auer:
THE FLAME (1947)
ANGEL ON THE AMAZON (1948)
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS (1953)
A restored version of George Sherman's STORM OVER LISBON (1944), with Erich von Stroheim, is also in the lineup, and should make for interesting viewing.
Joe Kane's ACCUSED OF MURDER (1956), a widescreen color noir with the alluring but often wooden Vera Ralston, main squeeze of Republic prexy (how long has been since you heard THAT term?) Herbert Yates, will also play in the series. My recollection of the film is that I really liked its movie poster.
Of course, we are hopeful that Part Two will delve into the world of George Blair, Phil Ford, and W. Lee (Willy) Wilder, Lesley Selander, et al--but we do have to wonder if that sort of stuff will sit well with the moviegoers at MOMA. It's due to screen starting on August 9th.