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5 July 2018: Dark Passage


Dark Passage
Delmer Daves
1947 | 106 min | B/W | Digital

"[A] dreamlike noir predicated on and inspiring mad passion…. a movie of strange coincidences and occult connections" – J. Hoberman

"Bogart plays Vincent Parry, a man falsely convicted for his wife's murder who escapes from San Quentin and undergoes plastic surgery on his face to elude the police. Bacall is a part-time painter who, convinced of Parry's innocence, stashes him in her posh apartment until his visage heals; a venomous Agnes Moorehead splashes acid as Parry's vengeful ex-girlfriend, who makes a memorable exit from a Chestnut Street apartment. Adapted from a David Goodis novel, Dark Passage is perhaps most famous for its use of first-person camera throughout the film's tense opening sequences, limiting the audience's view to that of Parry's eyes." – TIFF

Part of our Face of Another programme