Lady in the Dark: Crime Films from Columbia Pictures, 1932-1957

The studios of Hollywood’s golden age had individual personalities and specialties. This three-week series focuses on major-minor Columbia’s crime movies, films noir, and B-movie franchises. Well-known auteur films—Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai, Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place, Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat—are put in the context of scholarly rediscoveries like the Whistler series of the mid-1940s. Lew Lander’s 1953 Man in the Dark, one of the most forceful of the early 1950s 3D craze, is worth looking out for, particularly as it’s being given a stereo projection.

Tickets are free with admission to the museum. For a complete schedule, please visit MoMA’s website.

Category: Film
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street,
New York, NY