Double Feature: APPOINTMENT WITH A SHADOW, 1957, Universal, 72 min. George Nader stars in this CinemaScope noir as an alcoholic reporter who gives up liquor to go after a big story. Joanna Moore and Brian Keith costar; actor Richard Carlson steps behind the camera to direct.
Ultra-Rare! Archival Print! GUILTY BYSTANDER, 1950, BFI, 91 min. Dir. Joseph Lerner. Alcoholic ex-cop Max Thursday (Zachary Scott) lives a dingy existence as house detective for a run-down hotel. When his ex-wife shows up and tells him that his son has been kidnapped, it’s just what Thursday needs to spring into action and reclaim his old enthusiasm.