Alan K. Rode (pronounced Roe-Dee) is a biographer and film scholar.
Rode is the executive producer and host of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs that celebrated its 23 rd year in May 2022. He is the co-programmer and co-host of Noir City Hollywood and Chicago film festivals and a charter director and treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to resurrecting lost films from the classic noir era. A U.S. Navy veteran, Rode is the committee chair for the Hollywood Legion Theater at American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, California.
Rode's latest book "Blood on the Moon" from the University of New Mexico Press provides an in-depth examination of a classic western film and analyzes the post-World War II melding of the film noir cinematic style with the American Western.
His other works include the monumental "Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film," originally published in November 2017 and now out in audio and paperback editions. Rode previously authored "Charles McGraw: Film Noir Tough Guy" while publishing essays and profiles for a variety of publications. He has appeared on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) network and film festival, writes and narrates audio commentaries while producing and appearing in documentaries for numerous Blu ray releases of classic films. Currently, Rode is working on a biography of actress Lizabeth Scott.
Communities: Military Veteran