Tomorrow night Northwestern University Block Museum of Art presents a rare screening of Afraid to Talk (1932) by Edward L. Cahn, a highly prolific low-budget director active from the 1930s to the early ’60s. Edward Arnold stars as a gangster who rubs out one of his enemies, Louis Calhern is an ambitious DA who wants to nail him, and Eric Linden is the unlucky bellboy who witnessed the crime and becomes the DA’s star witness. We weren’t able to preview this, but our old pal Dave Kehr recently wrote about Cahn in his column for Film Comment—you can’t access it online, so in lieu of web traffic, let me deliver a gratuitous plug for the magazine, which is a damn good publication and makes an excellent holiday gift.