Trapped 12/17/19

Flicker Alley / Film Noir Foundation

Noir Nirvana isn’t found amid literary swells and hoity-toity art connoisseurs — but in the trenches of humble Eagle Lion Films, where Richard Fleischer, Lloyd Bridges and a hotter-than-hot Barbara Payton steamed up the streets of Los Angeles circa 1949. The Film Noir Foundation experts give us an expertly curated slice of hardboiled crime — Eddie Muller dubs it ‘To Live and Die in L.A.,’ but in the year that the Reds took over mainland China, and the USSR exploded its first Atom bomb. Muller, Alan Rode, Julie Kirgo, Mark Fleischer and Donna Lethal assemble several authoritative extras. On Blu-ray from Flicker Alley / Film Noir Foundation.