Tuesday, August 2

Repertory Series Archive75 Years of Film Noir, Part 6: Femmes Fatale

Born to Kill

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Born to Kill

(1947) dir Robert Wise w/Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, Elisha Cook Jr. [92 min; 35mm]
The femme fatale meets her match in this gritty noir tale of jealousy, betrayal, and murder. Claire Trevor plays a hard-nosed divorcee who meets a murderous psycho (Tierney) on a train bound for San Francisco, and the sparks fly.

“Director Robert Wise suggests that we all share a collective dark side, that one way or another we are all ‘born to kill,’ and in the final throw of the dice, only the incontrovertible laws of chance can set the record straight.” – Robert Weston, Film Monthly

“…BORN TO KILL has great dialogue and the cast, led by the thoroughly underrated Claire Trevor and the sexy Lawrence Tierney have a field day with it.” Contributor Kerry Fristoe writes about BORN TO KILL for Brattle Film Notes. Read More →


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