Sunday, June 12

Repertory Series ArchivePrime Noir of the 1950s

Kansas City Confidential

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(1952) dir Phil Karlson w/John Payne, Preston Foster, Coleen Gray, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam [98 min; 35mm]
Finding himself framed for an armored car heist that he had nothing to do with, an ex-con (Payne) pursues the real thieves to Mexico where doublecrosses await all of them. A brutal and hard-edged noir that spawned a spate of “Confidential” in its day and continues to inspire films like The Thomas Crown Affair, L.A. Confidential, and Reservoir Dogs.

“Falls into that rarefied early-’50s cycle of noir, which benefited from B directors who had learned how to quickly dispense with the genre conventions and deliver brutal action and lurid innuendos.” – Sean Howe, Slant Magazine

“Terse and tough, Kansas City Confidential is one of the great lean, mean B crime thrillers…” – Sean Axmaker, Parallax View


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