Winter Nights: Criss Cross
(dir. R. Siodmak, 1949, USA., 88 mins., NR)
Square-jawed Burt Lancaster stars as a man bound to make a play for his sexy ex-wife (Yvonne DeCarlo), who’s now involved with a gangster named Slim. A planned robbery, multiple flashbacks, and plenty of betrayals make Criss Cross a must-see for film noir buffs. Hint: don’t miss the brilliant camerawork and hip fashions, including Slim’s white tie. The feature is preceded by the Warner Brothers cartoon Scentimental Romeo (1951).
Bonus: introduction and after-film talk presented by Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to advancing film noir as an original and artistically-significant American cinematic movement. Muller’s visit made possible by the Myrtie Shumacker Lecture Fund.
Film shown in 35 mm.
Winter Nights Film Series is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Member SIPC.