Hosted by Eddie Muller
I WAKE UP SCREAMING
A Broadway promoter (Victor Mature), suspected of murder, is persecuted
by a vengeful cop (Laird Cregar). Can he find the real killer of his glamorous
protégé (Carole Landis)?
Originally released as THE HOT SPOT, this rarely screened early noir has
all the visual flourishes soon to be synonymous with the style, courtesy
of the spectacular cinematography of Edward Cronjager. Betty Grable may
be the female lead, but noirheads go wild for the menacing Cregar and weaselly
Elisha Cook Jr., both memorable in juicy supporting roles.