DARK PASSAGE (1947) » The Colonial Theatre


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The road to NOIR CITY: Philadelphia 2024 begins with ‘Dark Passage.’ This is our first film in preparation for the return of Eddie Muller and NOIR CITY. Learn more about NOIR CITY here


Films at First Sight will be holding a Noir-Themed Raffle before the screening and everyone attending is invited to a live recording of their podcast after the film (in the Colonial’s Garden Suite) with special guest Matthew Sorrento, where they will discuss ‘Dark Passage’, film noir, and more!

Matthew Sorrento will be introducing the film. Matthew is a film professor at Rutgers University-Camden and is editor-in-chief of the journal Film International. His latest book is David Fincher’s Zodiac, and he has authored introductions to several Stark House Crime Classics.

“What starts out as a thriller switches en route into a sagging, psychological drama, but recovers in time to give out with the satisfying gory stuff.” – Variety

Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart) has just escaped from prison after being locked up for a crime he did not commit — murdering his wife. On the outside, Vincent finds that his face is betraying him, literally, so he finds a plastic surgery to give him new features. After getting a ride out of town from a stranger, Vincent crosses paths with a young woman (Lauren Bacall) who lets him stay in her apartment while he heals and continues to try and clear his name.


Thanks to Films at First Sight for sponsoring our screening.

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  • Genre Noir
  • Director Delmer Daves
  • Released 1947
  • Runtime 1h 46m
  • Rated Passed
  • Studio Warner Bros.
  • CountryUnited States



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