Monday, August 29, 2011

Film Recommendation of the Week...

Fog Over Frisco
Release date June 2, 1934.
Running time 1 hour 8 minutes.

Betty Davis stars in one of her earliest roles as a conniving, double-crossing heiress fascinated by the world of gangsters. Only problem is, gangsters have a way of settling beefs that is, let us say, a bit more "permanent" than how squares do it out in the real world. Davis finds this out the hard way, of course. With all the plot twists it's hard to keep up, but in the end we are treated to what is a very influential and underrated piece of film making.

The film noir genre of the '40s and '50s owes a lot to this flick. Given that the year was 1934 and it's had its' share of critics for rushing the plot, "Fog Over Frisco" is an underrated classic that spawned a great deal of gangster/femme fatale classics. Any true fan of cinema will not want to miss this one.

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