The San Francisco Film Noir Festival returns to the Castro Theatre for ten days between January 23 and February 1, 2009. This year, the theme of the festival will be stories about the newspaper industry.
Ultra-glamorous Arlene Dahl, the special guest star of the festival, will make a personal appearance on Saturday, January 24, for screenings of Wicked as They Come and Slightly Scarlet. Below is a trailer for Wicked as They Come that speaks for itself.
Of course, we aren't really taking a break from radio noir. Many of the radio actors who appeared on both Suspense and Escape turn up in film noirs of the same era. A good example of this, from last year's festival, was The Story of Molly X, a rarely screened gem with a cast that included many actors from Suspense. This year, the festival lineup seems to favor actors from Escape in roles that range from uncredited bit parts to co-starring roles. We'll be reporting back from the festival on what we see.
Here is the original trailer from Wicked As They Come (1956). Note Herbert Marshall as conquest #3.