SUN AUG 6, 2023 3:00 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

35mm print courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive 

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.

  • RELEASED IN: 1948
  • 84 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: Jack Bernhard


THE HUNTED, 88 Minutes, Park Circus, USA.

Originally released April 7, 1948 by Allied Artists

Screenplay by Steve Fisher

Produced by Scott R. Dunlap

Directed by Jack Bernhard

Paroled after serving a prison term for her part in a jewel heist, Laura Mead (Belita) returns to the city looking to reclaim her life. Waiting in the shadows is her former boyfriend, detective Johnny Saxon (Preston Foster) —who may have railroaded her into the pen out of jealousy. Is Laura ready to forgive… or make good on her jailhouse threat to kill the men who sent her up? THE HUNTED may seem formulaic on the surface, but it’s the one-two punch of Steve Fisher’s screenplay and Belita’s performance that elevates it above so many of its B-movie peers. The former stands out due to its crackling dialogue and the latter for its idiosyncratic grit. A hypnotic twist on the femme fatale tale, resurrected from obscurity in a 35mm preservation print funded by the Film Noir Foundation.

CAST: Preston Foster (Johnny Saxon), Belita (Laura Mead) Pierre Watkin (Simon Rand), Edna Holland (Miss Turner), Russell Hicks (Dan Meredith), Frank Ferguson (Paul Harrison), Joseph Crehan (police captain), Larry J. Blake (Hollis Smith), Cathy Carter (Sally Winters), Charles McGraw (detective), Tristram Coffin (detective)

FORMAT: 35mm