Film Noir Foundation Video Archives

The Film Noir Foundation Video Archive presents an expanding catalog of noir-related video, ranging from exclusive interviews, to NOIR CITY guest appearances, to short films inspired by film noir. Many of the archive's playlists are available on our YouTube channel, and may be shared and embedded on other sites. Check back for new videos which will be added regularly.

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Joan Evans

Joan Evans Interview
with Foster Hirsch

Following the screening of Edge of Doom at the 2013 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, actress Joan Evans speaks with film historian Foster Hirsch about the film with a new perspective, seeing it with fresh eyes after many years. She talks about working with co-star Farley Granger, who disliked the film, and Samuel Goldwyn, and compares her own feelings about both to those of her disgruntled co-star. Ms. Evans recalls the changes that were made in this "Catholic" noir to avoid censorship from the Catholic Legion of Decency. She talks about her later career, post-Goldwyn, and reveals why she retired in 1961. (3 parts)

Peggy Cummins

Peggy Cummins with Eddie Muller

Following the opening night screening of Joseph H. Lewis' Gun Crazy at NOIR CITY 11 in 2013, Eddie Muller sat down with star Peggy Cummins to discuss both the making of the film and the enduring love audiences across the world have for this extraordinary film. Ms. Cummins also delves into how she won and lost the starring role of Forever Amber, the film that brought her to Hollywood. She discusses her acting career before and after Hollywood, including her inauspicious stage debut at Dublin's legendary Gate Theatre when she was still a child. (3 parts)

Robert Dix

Robert Dix Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Actor Robert Dix discusses his father's legacy as well as his life as the son of a famous star who also became a respected actor between a double bill of The Power of the Whistler and Voice of the Whistler during NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD at the Egyptian Theatre in April 2010. (2 parts)

Karen Sharpe Kramer

Karen Sharpe Kramer Interview
with Alan K. Rode

The films of Hugo Haas with femme fatale Cleo Moore created a unique noir oeuvre during the 1950s. With an introduction by Eddie Muller to Haas' Strange Fascination (1952), Alan K. Rode discussed the film afterwards with former actress Karen Sharpe Kramer who is also the caretaker of producer/director Stanley Kramer estate and legacy. (3 parts)

Peter Ford

Peter Ford Interview
with Eddie Muller

Peter Ford, son of renowned actor Glenn Ford (Gilda, The Big Heat, Human Desire) discusses the life and career of his father in a revealing and at times ribald Interviewwith Eddie Muller at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival. They discuss Ford's underrated status as an actor, his complicated relationships with several of his leading ladies (including Rita Hayworth and Evelyn Keyes), and the challenges growing up in the shadow of a celebrated parent. (3 parts)

David Ladd

David Ladd Interview
with Alan K. Rode

The Great Gatsby (1949) isn't considered film noir; but it was dark enough for The Film Noir Foundation to ask Universal Studios to strike a new 35mm print of Fitzgerald's classic novel originally produced by Paramount that had been missing for decades. After a sold-out screening at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, Alan K. Rode discussed the dual legacies of Gatsby and iconic star Alan Ladd with actor/producer David Ladd. (3 parts)

Kathleen Hughes

Kathleen Hughes Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Kathleen Hughes' uncredited debut in the noir classic Road House proved to be an auspicious beginning for the future scream queen of 50's sci-fi films. The veteran actress and bride of writer-producer Stanley Rubin (Decoy, The Narrow Margin, Macao) discussed her career and on-screen rep as a very bad girl in The Glass Web, Three Bad Sisters and Thy Neighbors Wife with Alan K. Rode to wrap up the 2012 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival In Palm Springs. (2 parts)

Patricia Crowley

Patricia Crowley Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Renowned for her versatile work in films and television, actress Pat Crowley discusses her singular venture into film noir with Alan K. Rode after a screening of Phil Karlson's Key Witness (1960). Vibrantly stunning after a six decade career, Crowley recalls her early years at Paramount with Martin & Lewis, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray along with her seminal television career. (3 parts)

Richard Erdman

Richard Erdman Interview
with Alan K. Rode

After the screening of a FNF funded restored print of Cry Danger (1951) legendary character actor Richard Erdman held court with Alan K. Rode on the stage of the Camelot Theatre to open the 2012 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, California. Erdman, who made his screen debut in Mr. Skeffington (1944), shared his often-humorous recollections about an extraordinary career that remains exuberantly vital with a reoccurring role on NBC's hit sit-com Community. (3 parts)

Norman Lloyd

Norman Lloyd 2012 Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Norman Lloyd is the human memory bank of show business history. In his 97th year, the actor, director and producer of movies, plays and television was invited by Alan K. Rode to attend a screening of Scene of the Crime (1949) and join him for a post screening discussion. One doesn't InterviewNorman Lloyd in the traditional sense. One simply has to listen as an eight decade career in show business with Chaplin, Welles, Hitchcock, Renoir etc. is wittily recalled by one of the most gifted raconteurs of all time. (3 parts)

Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt 2012 Interview with
Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode

Marsha Hunt's distinguished acting career may have been derailed by the Blacklist, but the injustice empowered her to help others less fortunate. Her humanitarian work with the United Nations and the homeless in her own community created a selfless legacy extending far beyond Hollywood. Now in her 95th year, Marsha joined Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode at the 14th annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD for a rare screening of Mary Ryan, Private Detective (1950). In a lively discussion she discusses her work with Fred Zinneman, Jules Dassin, Orson Welles, and many others. (3 parts)

Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Michael Lindsay-Hogg
2012 Interview with Eddie Muller

Michael Lindsay-Hogg is an exceptional talent—a writer, director, and actor with terrific credits dating back his 1960s work with The Beatles and Rolling Stones. But the Film Noir Foundation was thrilled to host him on a night honoring his mother, actress Geraldine Fitzgerald, star of the recently preserved Three Strangers and Nobody Lives Forever. And if you don't know who his legendary father is—watch the Interview! (2 parts)

Terry Moore

Terry Moore 2012 Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Terry Moore has done it all. In a career encompassing seven decades, she has cavorted with Mighty Joe Young, was nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar in Come Back, Little Sheba and starred in Two of A Kind, Gambling House, Man on a Tightrope and Peyton Place. Along the way, she married Howard Hughes and posted for a nude photo layout in Playboy at the age of 55. In 2007, the effervescent Moore chatted with Alan K. Rode following a rare screening of the wacky Red-scare picture Shackout on 101 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. (2 parts)

Conrad Janis

Conrad Janis Interview
with Alan K. Rode

As part of the 2012 NOIRFEST, SANTA MONICA salute to Raymond Chandler, Alan K. Rode programmed and hosted a Chandler double bill at the Aero Theatre on February 15th that included a rare screening of The Brasher Doubloon (1947) with special guest Conrad Janis in attendance. Alan's post screening discussion with the eclectic actor-musician-director follows in three parts.

Angie Dickinson

Angie Dickinson Interview
with Eddie Muller

The awesome and ageless Angie Dickinson was the Special Guest at NOIR CITY X, Saturday night, January 21, 2012 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Eddie Muller interviewed the humble and humorous star between screenings of her two classic sixties' noirs, The Killers (1964) and Point Blank (1967). The pair entertained the packed house with almost an hour of amazing anecdotes from her prolific career and personal life. (4 parts)

Don Murray

Don Murray Interview
with Foster Hirsch

After a screening of Fred Zinnemann's Hatful of Rain (1957) at the Arthur Lyons Film in Festival in Palm Springs, on May 15, 2010, film historian Foster Hirsch interviewed star Don Murray. Murray reminisced about working with director Zinnemann and co-stars Eva Marie Saint and Anthony Franciosa on Hatful. The actor also discussed Marilyn Monroe, method acting, and acting in Otto Preminger's Advise and Consent (1962) as well as Hoodlum Priest (1961) which he also co-wrote and co-produced. (3 parts)

Lynne Carter

Lynne Carter Interview
with Alan K. Rode

At the 2007 edition of NOIR CITY HOLLYWOOD, Alan K. Rode invited actress Lynne Carter to be the special guest for a rare screening of Port of New York (1949), one of the last of the classic era films noir produced by Eagle-Lion Studios. Carter conversed about her co-stars Scott Brady, Robert Rober, the screen debuts of Yul Brynner and Neville Brand, her marriage to actor William Talman, and Katherine Hepburn. (2 parts)

Kim Hamilton

Kim Hamilton Interview
with Alan K. Rode

In April 2007, actress Kim Hamilton was persuaded by Alan K. Rode to make a rare personal appearance during the 8th Annual Festival of Film Noir at the Egyptian Theatre. After a screening of ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW, the elegant Hamilton recalled her role opposite Harry Belafonte and shared her memories of Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Abe Polonsky among other luminaries during a distinguished career that is still going strong in 2011. (2 parts)

Susan Harrison

Susan Harrison Interview
with Eddie Muller

Susan Harrison made her big screen debut in one of the greatest films of the 1950s, Sweet Smell of Success, playing a woman fending off the unwanted "protection" of her overbearing brother, newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster). Following a screening of the 1957 noir classic at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Ms. Harrison sat down for an extended Interviewwith FNF president Eddie Muller, to discuss the landmark film, her tumultuous time in Hollywood, and her decision to leave the industry behind. (2 parts)

Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Robert Loggia remains one of Hollywood's most distinguished character actors whose career continues to thrive on movies and television. After a 2007 screening of THE GARMENT JUNGLE (1957) at the Egyptian Theatre, Loggia sat down with Alan K. Rode and revealed what this interesting film might have been instead of what it turned out to be. (3 parts)

Norman Lloyd

Diane Baker Interview with Eddie Muller

Veteran actress Diane Baker (Marnie, Straightjacket, Silence of the Lambs) discusses her extraordinary career with Eddie Muller following a screening of her 1965 neo-noir Mirage at the 2011 Palm Springs Film Noir Festival. In addition to fascinating backstage anecdotes, the worldly and wise Baker—an executive director of San Francisco's Academy of Art University—offers tremendous insights and inspiration regarding the past and future of filmmaking. (3 parts)

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