Drama, Noir, Retro, Romance, Thriller

Retro Film Series Presents

Dark Passage & Dangerously They Live

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Delmer Daves’ Dark Passage
(1947, 106 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
Humphrey Bogart is on the lam and Lauren Bacall is at his side in the third of four films they made together. Bogart is a prison escapee framed for murdering his wife who emerges from plastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is his lone ally. Agnes Moorehead plays a venomous harpy finding pleasure in the unhappiness of others. Finding themselves in San Francisco, Bogart sets out to find the real killer!

Followed by:

Robert Florey’s Dangerously They Live
(1942, 77 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
John Garfield battles Nazi spies headed by menacing Raymond Massey in this exciting wartime thriller! Garfield plays a medical doctor thrust into a netherworld of espionage when a beautiful British agent (Nancy Coleman) is wheeled into his ambulance after a car crash. She reveals her identity to him and – although skeptical – he obliges and soon realizes they are being hunted by ruthless Nazis! Fast-paced and ominous, Dangerously They Live was also timely: it premiered just 17 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.