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Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: Force of Evil & Fallen Angel
July 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Feature Film #1: FORCE OF EVIL 1948 (78 min.)
Dir. Abraham Polonsky w. John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor.
The “numbers” racket is broken wide open when one of its hirelings (Garfield, in a stunning performance) refuses to play ball any longer. A solid film noir, it’s become a cult item. Screenwriter Polonsky’s directorial début. (He would be blacklisted in 1951.)
Feature Film #2: FALLEN ANGEL 1945 (97 min.)
Dir. Otto Preminger w. Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford.
Hard-up drifter Andrews plans to fleece wealthy Faye for her money so that he and sultry Darnell can “get out of Dodge”! However, murder gets in the way. A good-looking film noir, but Faye doesn’t sing!