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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

B&W Film Screening

An NCPA & Film Heritage Foundation Presentation

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) is a classic film noir about Frank Chambers (John Garfield), a drifter who becomes entangled in a passionate affair with Cora Smith (Lana Turner), the wife of a diner owner. The two lovers conspire to murder Cora’s husband, leading to a web of betrayal and moral ambiguity. The film explores themes of lust and greed, with a tense atmosphere and notable chemistry between the lead characters. It is considered a classic in the noir genre and has influenced several subsequent works.

Director: Tay Garnett
Screenplay: Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch
Based on a novel by James M. Cain
Cinematography: Sidney Wagner
Music: George Bassman
Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.

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