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Jan. 15th, 2015

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Dublin Nightmare (1958)

Dublin Nightmare is another of the four neglected low-budget British noirs that comprise Strawberry Media’s excellent Great British Movies: Film Noir - Volume 2 DVD boxed set.

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Dec. 20th, 2014

PreCode

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Mirage (1965)

Mirage is a 1965 suspense thriller directed by Edward Dmytryk. Although in fact the exact genre to which this film should be assigned remains uncertain for much of its running time. It’s part psychological thriller and part crime thriller with suggestions that it might at any moment veer off in the direction of the espionage thriller, the techno-thriller or even science fiction.

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Dec. 13th, 2014

This Gun For Hire

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Deadly Nightshade (1953)

Deadly Nightshade is one of four films included in a boxed set called Great British Movies: Film Noir - Volume 2 put out by an outfit called Strawberry Media in the UK. I had some doubts about this set, half expecting that the films would have no noir content whatsoever and that the transfers might be iffy. Based on Deadly Nightshade my fears were groundless on both counts.

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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

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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

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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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