Rififi in the City (1963): Spanish Jesus Franco’s Crime Noir

RIFIFI IN THE CITY
Director Jesus Franco
Following his international breakthrough with The Awful Dr. Orloff, director Jesus Franco delivered a startling crime thriller that showed European notions of film noir.
Jean Servais of Rififi fame stars in Rififi in the City, a nihilistic trip through a pulp underworld of thugs, snitches, nightclub dames and black-gloved giallo-style murders. 
DEATH WHISTLES THE BLUES
Director Jesus Franco
After RIFIFI, Franco delivered another crime thrillers that demonstrated European notions of film noir while lighting the fuse on Uncle Jess’ own insane aesthetic.
Set in New Orleans and based on a novel by the authors of Vertigo, Death Whistles the Blues is a hard-boiled tale of betrayal, violence and revenge featuring smoky jazz compositions by Franco himself.
Both films led an impressed Orson Welles to hire Franco as his assistant on Chimes at Midnight.
They now feature HD scans from the original negatives for the first time ever.
1964
85 minutes
Spanish with English Subtitles