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Nov. 28th, 2014

Diana Dors Yield

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Las Vegas and film noir

We’ve had some discussions in the past about particular cities and their affinities with film noir. One city we didn’t mention is Las Vegas. Surely if there’s any city where a man would be likely to fall down the pit into the film noir nightmare world it would have to be Las Vegas.

So, anyone have any favourite Las Vegas noirs?
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Nov. 27th, 2014

Gun Crazy pic

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711 Ocean Drive (1950)

711 Ocean Drive is a rather neglected 1950 film noir gangster movie that benefits from a fine central performance by the alway reliable Edmond O’Brien.

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Nov. 16th, 2014


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Top Ten Favorite FILM NOIR Movies

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TOP TEN FAVORITE FILM NOIR MOVIES

Here is a LIST of my current top ten favorite film noir movies.

Nov. 4th, 2014


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"THE GLASS KEY" (1935) Review

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"THE GLASS KEY" (1935) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "THE GLASS KEY", the 1935 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's 1930-31 novel. Directed by Frank Tuttle, the movie starred George Raft and Edward Arnold.

Oct. 19th, 2014

Diana Dors Yield

dfordoom

The Captive City (1952)

The Captive City is an unassuming but efficient crime B-movie directed by the always reliable Robert Wise.

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Sep. 20th, 2014

Jeeves

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Scarlet Street (1945)

Although Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street has long been recognised as one of the key movies in the American film noir cycle it had the misfortune for many years to be seen only in very poor quality DVD releases. That problem has now been largely solved by Kino’s Blu-Ray release. It is now possible to see the film as it should be seen and to judge it accordingly.

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Sep. 16th, 2014

This Gun For Hire

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Arson Inc. (1949)

Arson Inc. is a 1949 Lippert Pictures release included in the first of VCI’s Forgotten Noir Collector’s Sets. Of course it isn’t film noir but it is a decent crime B-picture.

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Sep. 6th, 2014

Diana Dors Yield

dfordoom

Appointment with Danger (1951)

Appointment with Danger is a movie about a tough two-fisted postal inspector. By 1951 movie-makers were worried that audiences might be growing tired of tough two-fisted FBI agents and Treasury Men so they figured that a tough two-fisted postal inspector would make a nice change.

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Aug. 24th, 2014

This Gun For Hire

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Portland Exposé (1957)

Portland Exposé is a low-budget 1957 noir from the Allied Artists off-shoot of Monogram Pictures. It’s included in the first of VCI’s excellent Forgotten Noir boxed sets.

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Aug. 16th, 2014

This Gun For Hire

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Violent Saturday (1955)

I like odd but interesting little movies and Violent Saturday certainly fits into that category. It’s a mixture of film noir and melodrama but its real oddity comes from its frequent changes in mood.

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