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Night Falls

1952

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  • The grittiest and harshest film in MoMA’s series, Night Falls ends in the hot morning sunshine of an ordinary street, as the refuse of the night is swept away. There is a crooked grin at the end of this bleak story: the rich and powerful fall, while the stray dogs go happily on with their lives.

  • The Siren confesses [that La Noche Avanza is] her favorite [of the Mexico at Midnight series], for its zippy pace, its affinities with boxing noir, and the way it illustrates what the Mexican cinema could do that the Code-encumbered Hollywood could not.