Category Archives: Film Noir Fun

Examining film noir and classic crime fiction.

The Best of Film Noir – White Heat

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re looking at a film that many would say isn’t film noir…but as you will see, it is.  White Heat, released in 1949, stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, and Edmund O’Brien.  White … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Thieves’ Highway

This week in The Best of Film Noir, we’re taking a look at Thieves’ Highway, a 1949 movie starring Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, and Lee J. Cobb, and directed by Jules Dassin.  I picked this movie because, as I write … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – The Lady From Shanghai

This week the Best of Film Noir features The Lady From Shanghai, a 1947 film featuring Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloan and Orson Welles (who also directed the film).  In some ways, The Lady From Shanghai is a hard movie to … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Odd Man Out

This week in The Best of Film Noir, I’m taking a look at a film from across the pond called Odd Man Out.  This Anglo-Irish film noir stars James Mason and Kathleen Ryan, and was directed by Carol Reed (best … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – City That Never Sleeps

This week in The Best of Film Noir, we’re taking a look at the movie, City That Never Sleeps.  As Eddie Muller, a film noir expert, says: Any movie that is narrated by the city itself earns special honors for … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – D.O.A.

This week in the Best of Film Noir, we’re taking a look at another classic in the film noir genre, D.O.A.  Released in 1950, D.O.A. was directed by Rudolph Mate, and the film has a frenetic plot that keeps you … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Laura

As I was going through the list of film noir I’ve covered for The Best of Film Noir, I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t written a post about Laura.  This is a great film that flirts with not being film … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Gun Crazy

How about a best of film noir called Gun Crazy?  Does that say it all or what?  I have to admit, this is one I haven’t seen in a long time, but it’s on my DVR so I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – The Third Man

This week in The Best of Film Noir, we’re examining a classic noir, The Third Man.  Directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard, The Third Man is considered by many to be … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Tomorrow Is Another Day

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re looking at a flick that many probably haven’t heard of.  Tomorrow Is Another Day is a film noir that starts out in true noir style, but then heads in the direction … Continue reading

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