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Toronto Film Society — TFS Summer Series Double-Bill: Kiss of Death & Nightfall
July 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Feature Film #1: KISS OF DEATH 1947 (98 min.)
Dir. Henry Hathaway w. Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark.
In this famous gangster saga, Mature is solid as a thief who can’t stay straight but turns state’s evidence. However, it’s hard to compete with Widmark’s remarkable film début as a giggling, psychopathic killer! Filmed on location in New York.
Feature Film #2: NIGHTFALL 1956 (78 min.)
Dir. Jacques Tourneur w. Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft, Jocelyn Brando.
An excellent film noir adapted from a David Goodis novel and given the right fatalistic touches by director Tourneur. Innocent Ray is implicated in a murder, then chased by the killers who think he has their loot. A rock solid cast and great location work in L.A.