"LA yes, SF no": A select list (1941-53) of noirs shown by Eddie in LA but not in SF
Posted by Don Malcolm on 12/21/2017, 11:26 am
Here is a select list of the films Eddie has screened in LA from 1999-2017 that have NOT yet played at NC/SF. The films in (parentheses) are those that are going to play next month in NC 16, so for an exercise to create a similarly-structured film festival you will have some titles that will clearly help fill in the sparse early years. (I'm afraid there's not much that can be done about 1946--remember Eddie showed a lot of those films at NC 4 in the "part two" that was held at the Balboa.)
The films in bold are ones that have been shown twice in LA but never in SF. One variation of the game would hold that you MUST use those films, as they represent a preference. Odd fact: Eddie shies away from DEAD RECKONING for SF, but has played it twice in LA.
There are a total of 161 films (!!) in this category--this is but a subset of the 1941-53 material. There's also a group of proto-noirs never screened in SF, plus a lot of titles from 1954 on. One of these days we'll share the list--right now it would be too overwhelming for the purpose at hand...
Feel free to make your own festival out of the "lost LA screenings of EM." Clearly there's a good bit to work with here--and hope for NC 17 and beyond.
High Sierra, Buy Me That Town
(This Gun For Hire), Dr. Broadway, (Quiet Please, Murder)
The Fallen Sparrow, (Flesh & Fantasy)
When Strangers Marry, Experiment Perilous, Dark Waters, (Destiny), (Address Unknown), Mask of Dimitrios
Fallen Angel, Cornered, Circumstantial Evidence, Lady on a Train
Behind Green Lights
The Devil Thumbs A Ride, Brute Force, Johnny O’Clock, Lured, Deep Valley, Dead Reckoning, The October Man, T-Men, Riffraff, Calcutta, Backlash, Boomerang!, The Red House
I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes, The Sign of the Ram, All My Sons, Whiplash, (Bodyguard)
Tension, White Heat, Champion, Beyond the Forest, [The File on Thelma Jordon]
The Killer That Stalked NY, Panic in the Streets, Shadow on the Wall, Quicksand, A Lady Without Passport, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, One Way Street, Highway 301, Walk Softly Stranger, No Way Out
[The Well], Under the Gun, The Scarf
The Thief, Strange Fascination
The Glass Wall, The Man Between, A Blueprint for Murder
Films shown in [brackets] are ones that have been screened in SF since this post originally appeared in late 2017.