Film Noir Foundation Video Archives

The Film Noir Foundation Video Archive presents an ever-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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Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Although Ann Robinson is best remembered for her leading role in the seminal sci-fi classic WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) her feature credits include appearances films noir including THE DAMNED DON"T CRY (1950), THE GLASS WALL (1953) and DRAGNET (1954). After a 2007 screening of THE GLASS WALL at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, the charming actress discussed her life and career with host Alan K. Rode. (3 parts)

Tommy Cook

Tommy Cook Interview
with Alan K. Rode

Tommy Cook isn't a household name, but with a screen career dating from 1940 that includes credits such as The Suspect (1944), Cry of the City (1948) and Panic in the Streets (1950) he worked with and knew many of the seminal actors and directors of the classic film noir era. Still active as a producer and a gifted raconteur, Cook regales interviewer Alan K. Rode and an appreciative audience after a screening of Cry of the City at Palm Springs in 2010 (2 parts)

Andre de Toth Interview
with Patrick Francis

The late Andre de Toth was one of film noir's most distinctive directorial stylists. His artistic élan was responsible for some of the most provocative films produced during the classic noir period including : Dark Waters (1944), Pitfall (1948), Slattery's Hurricane (1949), Crime Wave (1954) and Day of the Outlaw (1959). We believe that this is a "can't-miss," exclusive Interviewof a unique and under-appreciated auteur as filmmaker Patrick Francis captures the essential de Toth: direct, funny, and authentically Andre. (6 parts)

Julie Garfield Interview
with Kim Morgan

The life of iconic movie star John Garfield is discussed by his daughter, Julie Garfield — a renowned actress and dramatic teacher — with film critic Kim Morgan after a screening of He Ran All the Way (1951) at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, California. This intimate Interviewabout the legendary actor whose career was derailed by the Blacklist is a compelling story. (4 parts)

June Lockhart Interview
with Alan K. Rode

“Interviewed” is an inadequate word to describe this extended on-stage discussion with June Lockhart that encompasses numerous facets of an incredible stage and screen career that began in 1932 and is still going strong. Lockhart talks about growing up in a renowned acting family, working with Anthony Mann and John Alton in Bury Me Dead and T-Men, co-starring with Lassie and includes a riotous reenactment of a Lost in Space episode that has to be seen to be believed! (5 parts)

Coleen Gray on Kubrick, Hawks
and Hathaway

In perhaps her most extensive video Interviewever made, actress Coleen Gray discusses with interviewer Patrick Francis her work with Howard Hawks, Stanley Kubrick and Henry Hathaway. She talks about her collaboration with Eddie Muller on his book Dark City Dames, and shares her feelings about the rediscovery of film noir. (8 parts)

 

Coleen Gray on Nightmare Alley, Tyrone Power and Edmund Goulding

Coleen Gray holds a special place in the noir canon for her role as Molly in the controversial cult classic, Nightmare Alley. Continuing her Interviewwith Patrick Francis, she talks about working with Tyrone Power, director Edmund Goulding, Nightmare Alley author William Lindsay Gresham, and the standing ovation she received at the film's screening at the Los Angeles Cinematheque's. (5 parts)

Rhonda Fleming & Richard Erdman
interviewed by Eddie Muller

The costars of the 1951 noir classic Cry Danger are reunited to celebrate the film's restoration by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Opening Night of the NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival at the Egyptian Theatre, April 2, 2010 (5 parts)

Harry Belafonte Interview
with Foster Hirsch

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Odds Against Tomorrow, the legendary actor-entertainer offers an in-depth look into the production of the 1959 film noir classic, which he both starred in and produced. Recorded at the Music Box Theatre, August 1, 2009, during in inaugural NOIR CITY: CHICAGO film festival. (5 parts)

Barrie Chase

Barrie Chase Interview
with Alan K. Rode

In addition to being one of the most accomplished dancers of her era, Barrie Chase was a superb dramatic actress. In her first public appearance since 1972, Chase joined Alan K. Rode on stage at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs after a screening of Cape Fear (1962). Among other highlights, Chase discusses playing opposite Robert Mitchum and her professional and personal relationship with the great Fred Astaire beginning in 1958. (3 parts)

Ernest Borgnine Interview
with Alan K. Rode

The indefatigable 93-year-old actor recounts much of the majesty and mischief from his long career (including encounters with Robert Siodmak, Spencer Tracy and Burt Lancaster), following a screening of the 1960 crime thriller Pay or Die! at the Arthur Lyon Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, May 13, 2009. (5 parts)

James Ellroy & Eddie Muller

Appearing at the Opening Night of NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD, April 7, 2006, writers James Ellroy and Eddie Muller do a live version of the raucous DVD audio commentary they provided for the 1954 film Crime Wave. No interviewer needed … just seat belts. (7 parts)

Paul Schrader Interview
with Eddie Muller

The veteran writer-director (Taxi Driver, Mishima, Affliction) discusses film noir's influence on his work, the state of contemporary moviemaking, his guilty pleasures and writes his own entry in the Film Encyclopedia. Interviewed in New York, December 4, 2007. (6 parts)

Lauren Bacall Interview
with Eddie Muller

The grand dame discusses some of her favorite films, directors, and her ongoing career in independent films in a conversation with Eddie Muller recorded in New York prior to the release of her 2007 film, The Walker. Edited from a full-length Interviewscreened as part of an American Cinematheque Tribute to the actress. (5 parts)

A Valentine to Film Noir

One of the biggest hits of the NOIR CITY festival was the seven-minute montage Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir, created by 20-year-old Serena Bramble with basic iMovie software. The film inspired the FNF’s board of directors to initiate an "Endless Night" Prize, granted to young artists whose work, in any medium, "extends the ethos and allure of classic film noir into a new generation."

Noir City 8 Trailer

Alycia Tumlin is featured in Keith Azoubel's atmospheric NOIR CITY 8 Trailer.

Noir City 8 Memorial Reel

In what’s become a NOIR CITY tradition, several screenings were preceded by Richard Hildreth's video tribute to recently deceased artists who left a mark in film noir.

Harry Belafonte Address at
NOIR CITY 8 - San Francisco

Although he couldn’t attend the festival as originally planned, Harry Belafonte graciously sent a video introduction on the NOIR CITY SAN FRANCISCO screening of his classic noir, Odds Against Tomorrow.

Eddie Muller interviews Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt at the Castro Theater

The legendary Marsha Hunt on the San Francisco Castro Theatre stage at Noir City 5 in 2007 interviewed by Eddie Muller.

Writer/producer Roy Huggins

Roy Huggins, one of the most important writer-producers in tv history, created iconic shows like 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, and The Fugitive. He started his career writing novels and screenplays for terrific noir films such as I Love Trouble, Too Late for Tears, and Pushover. This 10-part Interviewwith a pop culture legend, conducted by Lee Goldberg in 1998, is an essential excursion through the political and entertainment landscape of mid-20th-century America.

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