Kennington Noir presents The Scarlet Hour (1956) directed by Michael Curtiz, and starring Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrance, and with Elaine Stritch.
E.V. “Marsh” Marshall (Tom Tryon) is an up-and-coming sales manager
for a real estate company, but little does the boss know that his top
employee is having an affair with his slinky wife “Paulie” (Carol
Ohmart). Parked up in Lover’s Lane one night, Marsh and Paulie overhear
crooks planning a quarter-million dollar jewel heist, and although they
don’t hang around, what they have heard plants the seed of an idea….
What could they do with that kind of dough?
There are twists and turns galore in this rarely-seen late noir, made
in VistaVision for Paramount. We’re delighted to screen this feature
from a 35mm archival print.
With supporting programme plus a short introduction from writer Adam
Feinstein, who is an expert on the work of director Michael Curtiz.
Doors open at 19.00, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.