The Interrupted Journey (1949)

The Interrupted Journey (1949) is a British crime flick with some slight claims to being film noir and a rather intriguing premise involving trains and infidelity.There are some very clever ideas but it self-destructs in a disastrous way at the end.

Here's the link to my review.


The October Man (1947)

The October Man is a 1947 British mystery/suspense film with just a slight film noir touch to it. It's quite stylish and features a fine performance by John Mills as a man with a mystery of mental trouble who finds himself suspected of murder.

Here's the link to my full review.


film noir(ish) viewing highlights 2020

best film noir (or noirish movies) seen in 2020

These were the film noir (or noirish movies) I enjoyed most during 2020, listed in order of release date.

Naked Alibi (1954, Jerry Hopper). Superb film noir with an awesome cast - Gloria Grahame, Sterling Hayden and Gene Barry.

Room 43 (1958, Alvin Rakoff). Diana Dors in fine form in a steamy sleazy slightly noirish drama.

Man in the Back Seat (1961, Vernon Sewell). Absolutely top-notch offbeat British film noir.

Robbery (1967, Peter Yates). Brilliant British crime thriller from the director of Bullitt.

Twenty Plus Two (1961, Joseph M. Newman), a very slightly noirish but extremely interesting private eye mystery

The Girl in Black Stockings (1957, Howard W. Koch), a steamy crime potboiler

The Beat Generation (Charles F. Haas, 1959), a fine film noir plus it has beatniks.


film noir I’ve been watching

Film noir (and noirish movies) I’ve been watching, with links to my reviews.

Highway Dragnet (1954), a neat little crime B-picture with hints of noir and starring Richard Conte and Joan Bennett.

The Man in the Back Seat (1961), a truly excellent slightly offbeat British film noir.

Room 43 (AKA Passport to Shame), a sleazy gritty stylish British sex and sin melodrama starring the great Diana Dors.

The Midnight Story (1957), excellent crime thriller with a great performance by Tony Curtis.