Kit Noir Film Festival: Ride the Pink Horse Screening
Campus Arts Event
Kit Noir Film Festival: Ride the Pink Horse Screening
Screening of Ride the Pink Horse introduced by Columbia University's Alexandre Ilic.
March 05, 2023 | 7:00 pm
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Festival Details

The 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival will examine women’s contributions to noir as film producers, screenwriters, novelists, and, in one instance, as a director. Rather than dwell on the character types that women played in noir (such as the notorious “femme fatale”), the festival instead draws attention to what women provided from behind the camera. In the process, it uncovers a period much like our own, in which women have occupied a prominent place in the popular imaginary of crime.

Film Details

1947 / 101 mins / b/w
Dir. Robert Montgomery
Sc. Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer
Cine. Russell Metty
Prod. Joan Harrison
Cast: Fred Clark, Thomas Gomez, Robert Montgomery
Based on the novel Ride the Pink Horse (1946) by Dorothy B. Hughes


The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027

About The Event

Of the three female producers in 1940s Hollywood, it was unquestionably Joan Harrison who had the greatest impact on the noir cycle. Following a close collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, with whom she had worked as a secretary and, later, a screenwriter, Harrison would go on to produce five noir films in Hollywood – the seminal Phantom Lady (1944, screened in the 2018 Kit Noir festival), The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945), Nocturne (1946), Ride the Pink Horse, and They Won’t Believe Me (1947).

General Admission: $12
Senior Citizens (65 or older): $10
CUID Holders (advanced purchase*): $8

Four Film Package: $40 
Full Festival Pass: $75

*Rush Tickets: Columbia students, faculty, and staff have access to free day-of rush tickets, pending availability. Head to the Lenfest box office 30 minutes before showtime for rush tickets.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.

Image: Artwork for the 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival / courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts