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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 – Thoughts On Memorial Day

Okay, I’m sure you’re thinking what does the best of film noir have to do with Memorial Day?  Please believe me, I would never do anything to mock Memorial Day (see more below).  But I thought it would be 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 – 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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