At 7 p.m. Thursday, Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz will introduce D.O.A., Rudolph Mate's tense 1949 thriller in which a small-town businessman, played by Edmond O'Brien, desperately searches the streets of San Francisco for the man who poisoned him -- before the deadly time bomb in his system can take effect.
At 3 p.m. Friday, catch He Walked by Night, the 1948 masterpiece told in semi-documentary style about a police manhunt for a cunning cop-killer in Los Angeles. Richard Basehart and Scott Brady star, and Alfred L. Werker is credited as director -- even though noir fans can tell you that Anthony Mann also stood behind the camera.
At 7 p.m. Friday, Colorado University Film Studies chairman Jim Palmer introduces 1950's In a Lonely Place, featuring tough guy Humphrey Bogart as a jaded Hollywood screenwriter who's struggling to clear himself of a murder rap and promptly runs afoul of steamy femme fatale Gloria Grahame. Nicholas Ray, who also gave us They Live by Night and Rebel Without a Cause, directed with his usual panache.
Need comic relief? Each film will be accompanied by a Three Stooges short. For information, call 303-678-7869.