BRUTE FORCE/THE NAKED CITY
(How is that for a coincidence, Gord? Certainly a reminder of the high esteem Jules Dassin's work in the 40s has enjoyed right from the start of film noir criticism.)
Eddie Muller might well have seen this double bill back in the day (not sure, exactly, of the last time he actually set foot in the Roxie); in any case, this may have been the basis for how he took a shine to MOONRISE (though this screening would have pre-dated the UCLA/Packard Foundation restoration of the film that was completed a bit later in the decade, often considered to be one of the key turning points for the momentum of the film restoration/preservation effort due to the impact its opening scenes made thanks to the renewed visual clarity--note that Scorsese's Film Foundation was founded in 1990).
STRANGE ILLUSION reminds us of how intense the Ulmer cult was at this point in the evolving critical reception of noir.