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Legendary thespian Orson Welles takes the directing chair once again to craft your typical by-the-books noir-ish thriller, but with that unique creativity that made Welles one of a kind. Featuring a convoluted story, it’s part of the fun to get lost in its plethora of red herrings, MacGuffins and several other plot devices that even film academics or Orson couldn’t explain. Welles portrays Michael O’Hara, a dry land seaman who saves the gorgeous Elsa, acted by the director’s future wife Rita Hayworth, from a group of thugs. Smitten, O’Hara agrees to accompany Elsa and her husband Arthur (Everett Sloane) on a voyage from New York to San Francisco by way of the Panama Canal. But once aboard, our protagonist is proposed with a murderous scheme that’ll have him regretting the day he fell in love with the damsel in distress. Catch the whodunnit at the Brattle Theatre in a new glorious digital restoration.

5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm // Brattle Theatre // $10 General Admission, $8 Student/Member, $7 Senior/Child

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