While the Film Noir Foundation's annual festival goes on at the Castro Theatre this week, let's all take a trip down to the Screen Director's Playhouse for a double-feature!
Two of the films in this year's Noir City line-up were once performed on Screen Director's Playhouse, so if you can't get to San Francisco this time around, you can kick back and enjoy these intense radio adaptations of the same films.
The Dark Mirror (1946)
Olivia De Havilland stars as twin sisters under scrutiny during a murder investigation. One of them is crazy, but which one?
Jack Rubin adapted for radio, Howard Wyley produced and Bill Karn directed. Also appearing were David Ellis, John Dehner, Frances X. Bushman, Helen Andrews, and Frank Barton. This episode aired on March 31, 1950.
(30 minute episode)
The Dark Mirror can be found on YouTube.
The Lady Gambles (1949)
Barbara Stanwyck stars as a woman who becomes obsessed with gambling. Can the love of her husband save her? Will she escape the control of her bitter unmarried sister? Stephen McNally also starred. Featured in the cast were Tony Barrett, William Conrad, Georgia Backus, Byron Kane, Hal Avery, Ruth Barrett, and John Dehner. Jack Rubin adapted for radio, Howard Wyley produced and Bill Karn directed. This episode aired on December 14, 1950.
(Hour long episode)