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The Best of Film Noir – The Big Heat

This week in the Best of Film Noir we’re taking a look at a lesser known film noir, The Big Heat.  Many of the films we look at are violent, and The Big Heat is no exception, but what’s interesting … Continue reading

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The Best Of Film Noir – The Asphalt Jungle

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re taking a look at The Asphalt Jungle, a wonderful 1950 film directed by the great John Huston.  Based on a novel by the same name, The Asphalt Jungle is a great … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – The Woman in the Window

This week in The Best of Film Noir, we’re checking out The Woman In The Window, a great movie directed by Fritz Lang, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Raymond Massey.  What happens when a middle-aged college professor has … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Raw Deal

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re looking at Raw Deal, (no, not the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger) the 1948 classic film noir starring Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, and Marsha Hunt.  This great and under-appreciated movie … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Pickup on South Street

This week in The Best of Film Noir we’re looking at Pickup on South Street, the 1953 classic starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter, and directed by Samuel Fuller.  What starts as a simple pickpocket by a sleazy … 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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