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Nov. 21st, 2018


seldonp38

"MILDRED PIERCE" (1945) Review

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"MILDRED PIERCE" (1945) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "MILDRED PIERCE", the 1945 adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel. Directed by Michael Curtiz, the movie starred Oscar winner Joan Crawford and Oscar nominee Ann Blyth.

Oct. 18th, 2017

This Gun For Hire

dfordoom

The Strip (1951)

The Strip is an all-singing all-dancing glossy 1951 MGM film noir. If your first thought is that a film noir musical just isn’t going to work then you’d be at least partly correct. It doesn’t quite work, but it’s by no means a total loss.

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Aug. 22nd, 2017

Diana Dors Yield

dfordoom

The Long Memory (1953)

John Mills might not be the first name that springs to mind when someone mentions film noir but he made several interesting British noirs including, in 1953, The Long Memory.

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Jun. 30th, 2017

Diana Dors Yield

dfordoom

Wide Boy (1952)

Wide Boy is a 1952 British crime melodrama with some marked affinities to film noir. Merton Park Studios specialised in cheap B-movies that often turned out to be quite decent little movies.

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Jun. 27th, 2017


seldonp38

"THE BLUE DAHLIA" (1946) Review

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"THE BLUE DAHLIA" (1946) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of the 1946 crime drama, "THE BLUE DAHLIA". Written by Raymond Chandler and directed by George Marshall, the movie starred Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and William Bendix.

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"THE BIG HEAT" (1953) Photo Gallery




"THE BIG HEAT" (1953) Photo Gallery

Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "THE BIG HEAT", the movie adaptation of William P. McGivern's 1953 novel (also serialized in the Saturday Evening Post). Directed by Fritz Lang, the movie starred Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame.

Jan. 1st, 2017

This Gun For Hire

dfordoom

best film noir seen in 2016

Not that I watched very much in the way of film noir in the past year but anyway here’s my list of the highlights of my 2016 noir viewing.

Born To Kill (1947) - absolutely classic top-notch noir and there’s not the slightest doubt that this is noir. Strange, overheated and disturbing.

Nocturne (1946) - great hardboiled crime thriller starring George Raft, perhaps not absolutely noir if you’re a purist but an excellent movie.

Johnny Angel (1945) - George Raft again in a terrific very noirish crime thriller.

Wide Boy (1952) - a fine British noir with a splendid performance from the very underrated Sydney Tafler.

Assassin for Hire (1951) - another excellent British entry and another extremely good performance Sydney Tafler.

And while it’s a very large stretch to call it film noir Corridor of Mirrors (1948) is an unusual and exceptionally interesting British gothic melodrama with a slight noir flavour to it.

Nov. 23rd, 2016

This Gun For Hire

dfordoom

lost film noir

So many great movies have been lost over the years. Most of the films of the silent era are lost forever and so are quite a few early talkies. Film noir hasn't suffered as badly but I'm sure that a few gems have been lost.

What are the most notable lost noir films?

Oct. 5th, 2016

This Gun For Hire

dfordoom

The Underworld Story (1950)

The Underworld Story is a 1950 crime thriller directed by Cy Endfield. Some people regard this as a film noir although I have no idea why. It’s more of an overheated melodrama.

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Jul. 28th, 2016

PreCode

dfordoom

Johnny Angel (1945)

Johnny Angel is an interesting little 1945 RKO film noir.

Johnny Angel (George Raft) is a sea captain, like his father. When he finds his father’s ship, the Emmaline Quincy, drifting at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, with its cargo intact but the crew (including his father) nowhere to be found, he is determined to find out what has happened.

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