Fatally Yours: A Film Noir Series

Presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

The ‘Femme Fatale’ is a character archetype that uses cunning, charm, and sexuality to provoke the downfall and disaster of men. In Fatally Yours, we will celebrate the women that drive the plots of these 1940s crime thrillers that defined and inspired decades of film history.

The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

Plays Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod. With Special Guest Eddie Muller, president and founder of the Film Noir Foundation and host of TCM’s Noir Alley. Join Eddie for the film’s introduction and a post-film discussion!

A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, d

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Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Plays Monday, September 24 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (FRED MACMURRY) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (BARBARA STANWYCK), who is intent on killing her husband (TOM POWERS) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr.

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Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

Plays Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

When Mildred Pierce’s (JOAN CRAWFORD) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred’s financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (ANN BLYTH), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the m

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Laura

Laura

Plays Monday, October 8 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (DANA ANDREWS) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (GENE TIERNEY) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura’s arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydec

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Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy

Plays Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

When gun-obsessed pacifist Bart Tare (JOHN DALL) witnesses expert shooter Annie Laurie Starr (PEGGY CUMMINS) demonstrate her firearm prowess at a carnival one night, it’s love at first sight. Aimless Bart joins the traveling show and begins a romance with Annie, but her dangerously rebellious spirit soon gets

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