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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 – 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 – 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 – 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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The Best of Film Noir – Notorious

This week in The Best of Film Noir, we’re looking at Notorious, a classic film directed by the incomparable Alfred Hitchcock.  I have to confess, I am a huge Hitchcock fan.  He was an absolutely phenomenal director and storyteller.  Seriously, … Continue reading

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