Film Noir Foundation Video Archives - updated monthly

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 YouTube, and may be shared and embedded on other sites. Check back for new videos which will be added regularly.

FEATURED INTERVIEW
Stuart Whitman

Stuart Whitman interview
with Alan K. Rode

Stuart Whitman is one of the last of a breed of rugged Hollywood leading men who rose to stardom through the old Hollywood studio system. An Academy Award nominee for The Mark and the star of numerous features in the 1960's, Whitman visited the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs to introduce a screening of his film Murder Inc (1960) and chat with host Alan K. Rode after the film. (2 parts.)


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Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt 2013 interview
with Alan K. Rode

The incomparable Marsha Hunt joined festival host and producer Alan K. Rode on stage at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs following the screening of Mary Ryan, Detective (1949) at the 2013 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival. Ever-charming, witty and possessed of prodigious recall at 95 years young, Miss Hunt reminisced about her storied acting resume, the ordeal of the Blacklist and her career as an activist and crusader for social justice. (3 parts.)


Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Michael Lindsay-Hogg interview
with Eddie Muller

"The Most Interesting Man In the World?" That just might be writer-producer-director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who discusses film noir, rock and roll, Geraldine Fitzgerald (his mother), and being the illegitimate son of the legendary Orson Welles. With Eddie Muller, following a screening of his mother's film Three Strangers at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, 2013 (3 parts.)


Jimmy Lydon

Jimmy Lyndon interview
with Alan K. Rode

Jimmy Lydon first hit his marks on Broadway back in 1937, before embarking on a seven-decade Hollywood career as an actor, producer and writer. The loquacious jack-of-all-trades reminisced about his extraordinary life and career with host Alan K. Rode after a screening of Strange Illusion (1945) at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, May 2013. (3 parts.)


Patricia Ward Kelly

Patricia Ward Kelly interview with
Alan K. Rode

Biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly, the widow of screen immortal Gene Kelly, joined producer/host Alan K. Rode for a post screening discussion of Christmas Holiday (1944) at the 2013 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs. Mrs. Kelly's eloquence and wit concerning what was certainly the most intriguing movie of Gene Kelly's career progressed into a lively conversation about her husband's life and her own role as the trustee of Gene Kelly's legacy. (3 parts.)


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, 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 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. In addition, 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. Recorded at the historic Castro Theatre, San Francisco on January 25, 2013. (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.)


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.)


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 interview with 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 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 interview Norman 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.)


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