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The Man Who Cheated Himself in 35mm

The Man Who Cheated Himself in 35mm

San Francisco cop Ed Cullen (Lee J. Cobb, in a rare subdued mode) slips into a moral morass when his married lover (Jane Wyatt, in a rare fatale role) “accidentally” bumps offs her husband. Instead of playing by the book (would that be noir?), Cullen covers up the crime only to have his brother (John Dall) — a rookie homicide dick — start putting together the pieces. This James M. Cain-style thriller gets maximum impact from its San Francisco locations (shot by Russell Harlan), including a memorable climax at Fort Point.
35mm restoration by Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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Run time: 81 mins
Format: 35mm

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