Kennington Noir presents The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) directed by Felix E. Feist, and starring Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt and John Dall.
Rich Lois Frazer (Jane Wyatt), divorcing her fortune-hunter husband,
finds he’s bought a gun. Suspecting he plans to kill her for her money,
she calls in her lover, who just happens to be Homicide Lieutenant Ed
Cullen (Lee J Cobb). When Ed arrives, that gun gets used… and because of
his relationship with Lois, Ed is compelled to compound a felony. The
good news: Ed himself is assigned to the case. The bad news: Ed’s
hotshot younger brother Andy (John Dall), a newly-minted detective, is
also on the case… and is anxious to prove himself.
With visually sharp cinematography from Russell Harlan – Blackboard Jungle (1955) and To Kill a Mockingbird
(1962) – especially in the spectacular climactic scene at Fort Point,
adjacent to SF’s Golden Gate Bridge, this is a film which needs to be
seen on the big screen, so don’t miss it!
We will be showing the recent Film Noir Federation restored version. Digital presentation. Plus supporting programme.
Doors open at 19.00, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.