THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 5

FRENCH FILM NOIR — THE FRENETIC FIFTIES

THU-TUES, NOV 15-20, 2018  ·  ROXIE THEATRE
Presented by Mid-Century Productions

THU, NOV 15
Husbands Beware!

The Adultress

THÉRÈSE RAQUIN
THE ADULTRESS

(1953) 7:00

A Man Walks in the City

UN HOMME MARCHE DANS LA VILLE
A MAN WALKS IN THE CITY

(1950) 9:15

FRI, NOV 16
More Moreau!

Until the Last One

JUSQU'AU DERNIER
UNTIL THE LAST ONE

(1957) 7:15

The She-Wolves

LES LOUVES
THE SHE-WOLVES

(1957) 9:15

At the Little Roxie

Thanatos Palace Hotel

SURSIS POUR UN VIVANT
THANATOS PALACE HOTEL

(1958) 5:00

SAT MATINÉE, NOV 17
Marina Vlady, très jolie

The Show-Off

LE CRANEUR
THE SHOW-OFF

(1955) 1:00

Double Agents

LA NUIT DES ESPIONS
DOUBLE AGENTS

(1959) 2:45

At the Little Roxie

The Beast at Bay

LA BÊTE À L'AFFÛT
THE BEAST AT BAY

(1959) 4:15

SAT EVENING, NOV 17
Henri Vidal, mon ami!

The Strollers

QUAI DE GRENELLE
THE STROLLERS

(1950) 5:45

The Passerby

LA PASSANTE
THE PASSERBY

(1951) 7:30

Gates of Paris

PORTE DE LILAS
GATES OF PARIS

(1957) 9:30

SUN MATINÉE, NOV 18
The perils of coupling!

The Lovers of Verona

LES AMANTS DE VÉRONE
THE LOVERS OF VERONA

(1949) 1:00

Maya

MAYA

(1949) 2:45

At the Little Roxie

Sinners of Paris

RAFLES SUR LA VILLE
SINNERS OF PARIS

(1958) 4:15

SUN EVENING, NOV 18
Dizzying, dynamic Duvivier!

Under the Paris Sky

SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS
UNDER THE PARIS SKY

(1951) 6:00

Henrietta's Holiday

LA FETE À HENRIETTE
HENRIETTA'S HOLIDAY

(1952) 8:15

MON, NOV 19
Noir reckonings!

Marie X

MARIE-OCTOBRE
MARIE X

(1959) 7:15

No Exit

HUIS-CLOS
NO EXIT

(1954) 9:00

At the Little Roxie

Thanatos Palace Hotel

SURSIS POUR UN VIVANT
THANATOS PALACE HOTEL

(1958) 5:00

TUE, NOV 20
Gabin in the 50s!

House on the Waterfront

PORT DU DESIR
HOUSE ON THE WATERFRONT

(1955) 7:00

The Possessors

LES GRANDES FAMILLES
THE POSSESSORS

(1958) 9:00

At the Little Roxie

The Beast at Bay

LA BÊTE À L'AFFÛT
THE BEAST AT BAY

(1958) 5:00

WED, NOV 21
Special Repeat in the Little Roxie!

Sinners of Paris

RAFLES SUR LA VILLE
SINNERS OF PARIS

(1958) 5:00

THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2018HUSBANDS BEWARE!

THE ADULTRESS / THÉRÈSE RAQUIN  7:00

Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone are star-crossed lovers whose plans for a life together are subject to escalating obstacles in Marcel Carné's gripping, atmospheric adaptation of Émile Zola's novel. It marks Carné's piquant return to the provincial settings he'd last explored during the 30s pre-dawn of Poetic Realism, with perfectly-pitched performances from his stars, including a memorable turn by Roland Lesaffre, the man who holds the lovers' fate in his hands.

(1953, 96min) Directed by Marcel Carné. Dialogue by Charles Spaak. Adaptation by Charles Spaak and Marcel Carné from the novel Therese Raquin by Émile Zola. Photographed by Roger Hubert. Music by Maurice Thiriet. With Simone Signoret, Raf Vallone, Roland Lesaffre, Jacques Duby, Sylvie, Paul Frankeur, Maria Pia Castillo.

A MAN WALKS IN THE CITY / UN HOMME MARCHE DANS LA VILLE  9:15

Right-hand man to Roberto Rossellini in the mid-40s, Marcel Pagliero is a fascinating triple talent (writer, director, actor) who figures strongly in post-WWII French noir, starring in classics such as Les Jeux Sont Faits/The Chips Are Down (1947) and Dédée D'Anvers (1948). Here he is behind the camera in a film that's his personal hybrid of neo-realism and the German "rubble noir," featuring the hardscrabble lives of laborers in bombed-out Le Havre in the desolate years right after WWII.

The story focuses on the desperate dissatisfaction of a married woman (the great Ginette Leclerc) and the trouble she causes to a labor leader (the taciturn Jean-Pierre Kerien) when she accuses him of killing her husband (the volatile Robert Dalban). It's brilliantly gritty, astringent noir long overdue for rediscovery!

(1950, 84min) Directed by Marcel Pagliero. Screenplay by Marcel Pagliero from the novel by Jean Jansion. Photographed by Nicolas Hayer. With Jean-Pierre Kerien, Ginette Leclerc, Robert Dalban, Grégoire Aslan, Yves Deniaud, André Valmy, Dora Doll, Fréhel.