Noir City: Detroit 2022 Double Feature: T-Men and The Argyle Secrets hosted by Eddie Muller
Saturday, September 24th at 2:00PM Tickets: $10.00
T-Men. 1947, Eagle-Lion. 92 minutes. Director Anthony Mann
Detroit makes a cameo appearance in this film noir gem. Director Mann and his director of photography, John Alton, pull out all the stops in relating this intensely exciting and vivid tale of U.S. treasury agents, led by the redoubtable Dennis O’Keefe, going undercover to infiltrate a gang of counterfeiters. Great character turns by a mercilessly brutal Charles McGraw and a sweaty Wallace Ford are given added heft from a script by John C. Higgins.
The Argyle Secrets 1948, Film Classics [FNF/UCLA Film & Television Archive]. 64 minutes. Director Cy Endfield.
Harry Mitchell (William Gargan) is your typical hardboiled noir newspaper columnist, eager for a front-page scoop and willing to do anything to get it. When he gets a hot tip from a rival about “The Argyle Album,” Mitchell risks life and limb to find it, tangling with a rag-tag band of nefarious treasure hunters determined to steal the book and the scandalous secrets it contains. A tongue-in-cheek parody of The Maltese Falcon, The Argyle Secrets shows fledgling writer-director Endfield playfully exploring all sorts of cinematic chicanery.
Noir City: Detroit 2022 is sponsored by the Knight Foundation (https://knightfoundation.org/)