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THE CHASE

Directed by Arthur Ripley
United States, 1946
Crime, Film noir
      English
      French

Synopsis

This crazily plotted 1946 adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s The Black Path of Fear, the very essence of “film noir,” features Robert Cummings as an everyman vet whose life is turned upside down when he finds a wallet that belongs to a sadistic gangster.

Our take

The Big Sleep was long held as the most confounding of mysteries—good luck unraveling its story!—that is, until Arthur Ripley’s practically surrealist noir The Chase was rediscovered and restored. A labyrinth of hidden pasts and lost memories, it is Hollywood noir at its baroquely oneiric peak.

Synopsis

This crazily plotted 1946 adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s The Black Path of Fear, the very essence of “film noir,” features Robert Cummings as an everyman vet whose life is turned upside down when he finds a wallet that belongs to a sadistic gangster.

The ChaseDirected byArthur Ripley
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Cannes Film Festival
1947

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