For Mother’s Day, what could be better than a pair of films about very unmotherly noir women?
First, we’ll screen The Strange Woman (1946), directed by Edgar Ulmer (Detour) and starring George Sanders and Hedy Lamarr. I can’t help but think of our femme fatale as Scarlet O’Hara in a different genre and era. Is there anything she won’t do to get what she wants?!
I dare you to resist this promo pic:
Second, we’ll enjoy noir man-stealer deluxe Barbara Stanwyck in The File on Thelma Jordan (1950), directed by Robert Siodmak (The Killers, Criss Cross).
While Wendell Corey is no George Sanders (or Edward G. Robinson, for that matter), he falls for Stanwyck’s fatale charms just perfectly for making a superb noir picture.
Please join us for this double bill of delectable double-dealing dames! As always, use the #BNoirDetour hashtag.