The Chase by Arthur D. Ripley (US, 1946, 86 min.). A highly original film noir, Scotty is a down-on-his-luck until he stumbles upon a lost wallet. He returns the billfold to Eddie, a suave but ruthless businessman, who offers him a job. Scotty ignores Eddie’s violent history, but his resolve is tested when Eddie’s wife Lorna begs him to help her move to Havana in secret. Once off American shores, the couple finds common ground—and love. But they discover it’s not so easy to escape Eddie’s octopus-like reach and influence.
Preservation funded by The Film Foundation and the Franco-American Cultural fund, a unique partnership between Directors Guild of America (DGA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (SACEM), Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW). Preserved from the incomplete 35mm nitrate original picture and track negatives, an incomplete 35mmnitrate dupe picture negative, an incomplete 35mm nitrate composite dupe negative, an incomplete 35mm nitrate French composite dupe negative, and 16mm acetate picture and track negatives. Laboratory services by Cinetech, Deluxe Media Services, Fotokem Film and Video, Audio Mechanics, Chace Audio by Deluxe, DJ Audio.