He Walked by Night
Director: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann Run Time: 79 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1948
Starring: Jack Webb, Richard Basehart, Roy Roberts, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell
Introduction by Film Noir Foundation’s Foster Hirsch!
John Alton Triple Feature
In this landmark noir, a psychotic loner (Basehart) uses his genius for electronics to commit robberies while evading the police. When he graduates to murder, L.A.’s finest, including Scott Brady and methodical Jack Webb (who was immediately inspired to create Dragnet), pull out a few modern manhunting techniques of their own. The desperate hunt tracks the killer through—and beneath—cityscapes stunningly photographed by the great John Alton. Don’t miss this classic in all its 35mm glory! Brattle Debut!