Criss-Cross

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, May 17 through Fri, May 24.

Fri, May 17

9:15pm

Wed, May 22

4:15pm

Criss-Cross
Robert Siodmak, 1947
USA | Format: 35mm | 94 minutes

A companion film to The Killers, perhaps even more visually exciting (shot by the great DP Franz Planer), also directed by German émigré Siodmak, and told through flashbacks. Lancaster plays a truck driver whose passion for his ex-wife (Yvonne De Carlo) drives him to the wrong side of the law. Lancaster is excellent, and Dan Duryea steals the show as his tormentor and rival—his final expression, the last image in the film, is one of the signature moments of film noir.

Images courtesy of UNIVERSAL / THE KOBAL COLLECTION

Series: Man of Steel: Burt Lancaster at 100

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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