Frank Lovejoy owns a drive-in (the kind with car hops serving root beer, not the kind that show low-budget film noir movies on Friday nights) and woos pretty Mari Blanchard but she’s not having any because he doesn’t have the dough-re-mi, if you get me. Mari’s brother, Richard Denning, shows up with a scheme, however, to recover lost Nazi gold, and Lovejoy buys in, little realizing that Mari and Richard are cooking up something in that drive-in besides all-beef wieners.
The Crooked Web is another fine high defination offering from our friends at Kit Parker and Mill Creek Entertainment, this time from Noir Archive Vol. 2. (77 min. / B&W / 1.85:1)
Also on the Program
Oh, golly, we've got another typically outstanding lineup of assorted short subjects, including two Merrie Melodies, Tale of Two Kitties and A Gruesome Twosome; the TravelTalks Technicolor treat Night Descends on Treature Island; our musical short this week is the all-star offering Sunday Night at the Trocadero; Crimson Sacrifice, the tenth terrifying episode of Pirates' Harbor, plus a few surprises. You know us.
Next week is our 34th annual Halloween Program! Don't miss it, lest ye be haunted!
The Crooked Web
(1955, Columbia Pictures, dir. Nathan Juran)