Venue Details

123 Star Starred
Egyptian Theatre
at N Las Palmas Ave 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
323-466-3456
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Worth dressing up for!
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Holly
Reasonable snacks with themed names.
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Holly
Good reasonable parking, a little slow to exit the area.
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attended Apr 16 2011

Great fun - wonderful venue! Conversation with Peter Ford was delightful. "Framed" was fun and so "noir". Didn't stay for "Mr. Soft Touch".

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Description

 _Framed, _1947, Columbia [Sony Repertory], 82 min, Film Noir.

In this rarely seen piece of prime-grade pulp, taciturn Glenn Ford barrels his broken-down truck into a rural California town and is quickly engulfed in adultery, embezzlement and murder. Janis Carter is the long, tall drink of delicious poison he can’t resist, a frosty sample of pure ’40s film noir femme fatale. Barry Sullivan is his usual sly self as the not-so-unwilling cuckold. The script by Ben Maddow (The Asphalt Jungle) hits all the notes originated by James M. Cain, and director Richard Wallace has a good time playing them.

Mr Soft Touch, 1949, Columbia [Sony Repertory], 93 min, Film Noir. This ultra-rare comedy-noir hybrid features Glenn Ford as a returning World War II vet who knocks over the Frisco nightclub he used to own. When the gangster owners come gunning for him, Ford finds sanctuary by getting arrested for a misdemeanor – only to find himself back in hot water when he’s sprung by a do-gooder social worker (Evelyn Keyes) for the holidays. Directed by Henry Levin and Gordon Douglas, this is an odd combination of romantic comedy, schmaltzy sentiment and hardboiled noir.

Neither film is available on DVD.

There will be a discussion between films with Ford’s son, Peter Ford, with a book signing in the Egyptian lobby from 6:30-7:15pm of Peter Ford’s new book Glenn Ford: A Life.

About the Ticket Supplier: American Cinematheque

The American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents the best of film and video – ranging form the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form.