A Man's Neck
(Julien Duvivier, 1933). This top-notch thriller, one of the first of Georges Simenon's Inspector Maigret stories to be filmed, stars the incomparable Harry Baur as Maigret. It's full of priceless period Parisian cafe atmosphere a la Brassai, and includes an all-too-brief appearance by the great "tragedian of song," Damia.
Sat., May 2, 5 p.m., 2009
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