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FILM NOIR   The Postman Always Rings Twice Cine y Teatro :: Cine
FILM NOIR The Postman Always Rings Twice
4:00 PM
Teatro Santa Ana
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
Jan. Fri. 12 at 4 PM
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50, Centro

“A beautiful femme fatale saunters into an unsuspecting man’s life and entices him into committing murder for her.” This logline could be used to describe any number of classic film noirs. Most of this can be traced back to author James M. Cain, who wrote two books—Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice—that hinged on this premise. In the case of Postman, the archetypal sucker is a drifter (John Garfield) who falls into an affair with a beautiful married woman working at a diner (Lana Turner, in one of her most memorable performances). The two subsequently hatch a scheme to murder the woman’s much-older husband and seize control of his assets. Incidentally, MGM actually purchased the rights to Cain’s novel shortly after it was first published 12 years prior, but it took the success of Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity adaptation at Paramount to convince them the story and its mature themes were a viable gamble. Even before that, Cain’s book had been unofficially adapted into two foreign productions—Le Dernier Tournant in France and Luchino Visconti’s Ossessione in Italy. It would go on to be adapted several more times, including again in 1981 with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange, but the 1946 version, with its button-pushing steaminess and stylish direction, remains the gold standard.
Director: Tay Garnett. Year: 1946. Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield. Running Time: 1:53 Min.

Age Group | Grupo de edad: All Ages
Venue | Lugar de encuentro: Teatro Santa Ana
Address | Dirección: 50 Relox San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700
Phone | Teléfono: 152-7305