The Postman Always Rings Twice
Two of the darkest, twistiest noirs grace the Brattle
screen Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12. Orson Welles epitomized exquisitely baroque decadence
and sumptuous treachery in The Lady From Shanghai (1947; Sunday at 12:30 + 5
pm, Monday at 7:30 pm), in which he also stars as a wayward but naïve sailor
bewitched by Rita Hayworth's chi-chi femme fatale. More plebeian but no less
doomed and deluded are the adulterous, homicidal couple portrayed by John
Garfield and Lana Turner in Tay Garnett's adaptation of James M. Cain's The
Postman Always Rings Twice (1946; Sunday at 2:30 + 7 pm, Monday at 5:15 pm). A
twin bill proving that not only does crime not pay, but love doesn't either.
The Brattle is at 40 Brattle St,
Cambridge| $10; $8 students, seniors | 617.876.6837 or brattlefilm.org.