At the Cinema Museum: Jules Dassin double bill
The Cinema Museum presents an afternoon of classic noir with Thieves’ Highway (1949) and influential heist film Rififi (1955) from director Jules Dassin.
Thieves’ Highway (1949) – A superb 20th Century Fox production starring Richard Conte, Valentina Cortez and Lee J Cobb, with a great supporting role from Millard Mitchell. The last film Dassin made in Hollywood before he was blacklisted, this is an exciting blend of action and cool American cynicism. You will never look at hauling apples in the the same light again!
“This movie makes Quentin Tarantino look like Noddy!” – Radio Times Guide to Films
Rififi (1955) – Jean Servais is Tony le Staphanois, an ageing thief who masterminds one last heist. Probably the earliest example of the caper movie, Rififi was made on a shoestring budget in Paris but contains one of the most tense 30 minute sequences of wordless moviemaking you will ever see.
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