Ida Lupino was an original. A Warner Brothers star who went on to become an independent director, writer, and producer, Lupino holds a singular place in American film history, and she is currently the subject of an ongoing retrospective at New York’s Film Forum. On the latest Film Comment Podcast, I was joined by Farran Smith Nehme, critic and author of Missing Reels; and Sheila O’Malley, frequent FC contributor and critic at, to discuss the work of this legend, including films she starred in, such as Moontide (which O’Malley wrote about in the March/April issue of the magazine), and those she directed, such as the unforgettable The Hitchhiker and Outrage.