Past Film/Video | Series & Festivals

That Brennan Girl

(Alfred Santell, 1946)

New Restoration

In early 2018, The Museum of Modern Art in New York presented a Martin Scorsese–selected series of films produced at B-movie studio Republic Pictures that were recently restored by Paramount Pictures. One of the true discoveries from that series is That Brennan Girl, a drama about a San Francisco grifter raised by her single mother whose life changes dramatically when she too becomes a single mother and is taken under the wing of a fatherly con man. Full of surprises, this oddity straddles the line between melodrama and noir from start to finish. Starring James Dunn and Mona Freeman. (95 mins., 2K DCP)

 

A family of three poses in a photo studio decorated with a moon and stars
A woman looks over a stair railing while a man and women look on from behind a doorway covered by a curtain

Restored by Paramount Pictures.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation 

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That Brennan Girl