Film noir at its best --
The Blue Dahlia
George Marshall; US, 1946, 98min
In this collaboration between Hollywood legend Alan Ladd and the gorgeous Veronica Lake, Johnny Morrison (Ladd) returns home from the war to find his wife kissing the owner of the Blue Dahlia nighclub, Edie Harwood. Angry, Johnny wanders off into the night, but leaves his gun behind. When his ex-wife is murdered with his weapon, he is the prime suspect for her death. He must now struggle to evade the police, find his wife's killer, and clear his name.
The Blue Dahlia showcases film noir at its best - murder, deception, sex and crime.
Produced by John Houseman, written by Raymond Chandler. With William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling.
'A fine hardboiled thriller, with excellent dialogue and performances' (Time Out).
Monday 24 March 2008, 8pm
HELP Univ College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Admission by membership, available at the door: RM60 1 year (students RM30); RM40 6 mths; RM30 4 mths
Free admission for Alliance Francaise members & HELP students