FILM: Noir-A-Thon


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Grandview Heights Public Library

1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

(614) 486-2951


What could be more fun than a quartet (or should we say noir-tet) of classic thrillers? Anticipate those dark autumn nights with a day full of even darker movies. Register to win a DVD set of noir classics! Get a ticket for each film you attend; stay the whole day to increase your chances. Drawing held following the final film. 10:15 am: This Gun for Hire (1942). Alan Ladd stars with noir siren Veronica Lake in this suspenseful tale about a hit man on the lam. 11:45 am: He Walked by Night (1948). Anthony Mann was one of the masters of low-budget noir, as evidenced by this taut thriller starring Richard Basehart. Lunch break: Noir trivia with prizes donated by Laughing Ogre Comics! 1:45 pm: Murder, My Sweet (1944). Dick Powell plays private dick Philip Marlowe in this atmospheric mystery based on a Raymond Chandler novel. Claire Trevor costars. 3:30 pm: The Narrow Margin (1952). In this quintessential thrill ride, a witness is the target of ruthless killers on board a cross country train.