Film Noir Matinee Series

Tenley-Friendship Library

Film Noir Matinee Series

"Stranger on the Third Floor" (1940)

Movie Poster for Stranger on the Third FloorThis rarely-screened film is considered by many noir enthusiasts to be the “little B-movie that started it all.” Featuring tricky camera angles, atmospheric lighting and a fantastical nightmare sequence, Stranger on the Third Floor presents the tale of a newspaper reporter beset by doubt and suspicion after his courtroom testimony puts a man on death row for murder.

Join us for the film and a discussion, including the historical context of noir and why this film is considered to be the first in the genre.

B&W – Unrated – 64 minutes.

Saturday, April 21 - 2 p.m.  Tenley Library – second floor auditorium.