Tribute to Glenn Ford: Film Noir Double Bill at The Egyptian with Biography Book Signing
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The ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, Eat See Hear Movies combines popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. Get a group of friends together for a laid-back night under the stars in beautiful Griffith Park, where you can catch some of the hottest up-and-coming bands. Bring your appetite, because you'll be able to find the city's best food trucks all in one place. Featuring delicious and inventive cuisine from around the world, L.A.'s food trucks inspire legions of Twitter followers. Then, settle in on the lawn and get ready to quote along with the summer-long lineup of favorite movies. See the full event description for the film schedule. Learn More
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Featured review from HollyRed Velvet
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Well attended event complete with a vintage venue and familiar stars! Fun time from the walk in to the very end! We were a bit late and ended near the front but the theater is well-kept and comfortable. We encountered some congestion getting back to the freeway, but not too bad. It was a lovely 'retro' evening!
_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.