Noir City Detroit Saturday – Gun Crazy and Try and Get Me!
Saturday, September 23 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Tickets: $10
Noir City Detroit Double Feature 2: Gun Crazy (1950) and Try and Get Me! (1951) hosted by Eddie Muller
1950, 86 min., USA, Dir. Joseph H. Lewis
This year's program includes the most audacious work of "outlaw cinema" made during the classic Hollywood era. Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo blasts through the Production Code with the sexually charged story of naive gun lover Bart Tare, whose life runs off the rails once he meets the woman of his darkest dreams, carnival sharpshooter Annie Laurie Starr, portrayed in an all-stops-out performance by 24-year-old Peggy Cummins, delivering the most astounding depiction of erotically explosive female ferociousness ever committed to film.
TRY AND GET ME!
1951, 91 min., USA, Dir. Cy Endfield, 35mm FNF Restoration!
The true story of a shocking 1934 kidnapping and murder in San Jose, California, provided the inspiration for one of the most compelling and unjustly neglected masterpieces of film noir. Ex-G.I. Howard Tyler (Frank Lovejoy), struggling to support his family, meets flashy hoodlum Jerry Slocum (Lloyd Bridges), who eases the gullible Howard into a lucrative life of crime. Their escapade turns dark and desperate when Jerry takes hostage the son of a wealthy local businessman. One of the last films made in the U.S. by blacklisted writer/director Cy Endfield before he relocated to England, Try and Get Me! (originally released as The Sound of Fury) has been restored by the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive so that it may be experienced in its original form by future generations and assume its rightful status as one of the great films of its era.