THE KILLERS/THE CHASE
TRY AND GET ME!/THE ARGYLE SECRETS
HIGH TIDE/RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11/FORCE OF EVIL
A DOUBLE LIFE/THE STORY OF MOLLY X
SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT/HE WALKED BY NIGHT
THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK/FLY-BY-NIGHT
Just a strange, strange combination of films after a very strong opening night. Eddie follows his template for NC Boston some years ago by retaining the two most obvious "social outcry noirs" and from it he bakes a Cy Endfield cake on Saturday, but what on earth can you make out of the three films being screened on Sunday? Monday's show is probably a nod to a long-ago Vince Keenan piece on "songbirds in noir," though this pairs up two of the more tuneless chantoozies in all of the canon. Tuesday's pairing rates high on the WTF scale; Wednesday's lineup doesn't make sense but the films are both solid. Closing night brings another nod to the pandemic, but that "non sequitur" feeling reaches a climactic high with FLY-BY-NIGHT (which really should be paired sometime with TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY so you can see where Felix Feist stole one of the key sequences in his "lovers on the run" variant).