So Dark the Night

Director: Joseph H. Lewis Run Time: 71 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1946

Starring: Ann Codee, Brother Theodore, Eugene Borden, Micheline Cheirel, Steven Geray

This seldom screened noir rarity holds one of the most brilliant – and 180-degree – twists in mystery film history. A stalwart Parisian police detective (Geray) on a much-needed vacation in the country finds romance with the daughter of the local innkeeper. Unfortunately, a murderer lurks in the shadows and the detective is drawn into the investigation just when it looked like he was heading for a happily-ever-after ending.

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