Stranger on the Third Floor 1940 Ages 12+
6.00PM Wed 22 May 2019 (1hr 4mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Stranger on the Third Floor will screen from an imported 35mm print.
After being a key-witness in a murder trial, Journalist Robert Ward becomes a suspect in another killing that is eerily similar to the one he witnessed. Recognised as one of the first film noirs, Stranger on the Third Floor adopts many of the qualities of German expressionist filmmaking: high contrast photography, dark shadows and a theatrical stylization. The story deals with paranoia and distrust of a legal system depicted as vicious and cruel.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 64 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: BORIS INGSTER / PRODUCER: LEE MARCUS / SCRIPT: FRNAK PARTOS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: NICHOLAS MUSURACA / EDITOR: HARRY MARKER / ART DIRECTOR: VAN NEST POLGLASE / MUSIC: ROY WEBB / COSTUME DESIGNER: RENIE / CAST: PETER LORRE, JOHN MCGUIRE, MARGARET TALLICHET, CHARLES WALDRON, ELISHA COOK JR. / PRINT SOURCE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON / RIGHTS: POTENTIAL FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM