"He had to take a rat and make Thanksgiving dinner out of it," says one fan in this well-wrought investigation of the often mysterious life of Edgar G. Ulmer, "King of the B's." An Austrian expat who began his career working for European greats like Murnau, Siodmak, and others, but ended up cranking out Depression-era double-bill filler for Hollywood's Poverty Row studios, Ulmer is today best known as one of the ultimate purveyors of seedy films noir and other cheapies. But his genre films—many shot for five-figure budgets, in mere days—are anything but generic: They include the... More >>>