Secret Beyond the Door


Dir. Fritz Lang (1948).
A remarkable film, much better than its rep, and a stylish example of Hollywood’s infatuation with Freud during the 1940s, this bizarre thriller stars damsel in distress Joan Bennett as an heiress married to a strange architect who collects rooms where murders have occurred. With his ambiguous charm and equivocal sexuality, Michael Redgrave, in his first American movie, is perfectly cast as the sinister spouse.

Fri., March 5, 9 p.m.; Sat., March 6, 7 p.m., 2010