Home » Archive by categoryfilm-noir

Framed

Framed (1947) starring Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan
Framed (1947) starring Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan Synopsis of Framed Glenn Ford is down and his luck, but stumbles into 10% of a silver mine after a driving accident in a small town.  He meets a lovely waitress and becomes her patsy in a scheme to defraud...
Continue reading

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea
The Woman in the Window, starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea Synopsis of The Woman in the Window When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.
Continue reading

Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing, starring Jeanne Craine, Carl Betz, Michael Rennie
Dangerous Crossing, starring Jeanne Craine, Carl Betz, Michael Rennie Synopsis of Dangerous Crossing  In Dangerous Crossing, a young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship...
Continue reading

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame
Sudden Fear, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor (Jack Palance) with a troubling secret. She soon discovers that he not only married her for money but that he plans...
Continue reading

His Kind of Woman

His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Vincent Price, Jane Russell, Raymond Burr
His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Vincent Price,  Jane Russell, Raymond Burr Synopsis of  His Kind of Woman Robert Mitchum, Jane Russel, Vincent Price and Raymond Burr star in a film noir about a mobster in need of an new identity, the man so desperate for cash...
Continue reading

Shock

Shock, starring Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Anabel Shaw, Frank Latimer
Shock, starring Vincent Price, Lynn Bari,  Anabel Shaw,  Frank Latimer Product Description Film noir, a classic film style of the — €˜40s and — €˜50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood’s finest films, film noir tells realistic stories...
Continue reading

Long Night

The Long Night (1954) starring Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak
The Long Night (1947) starring Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price,  Ann Dvorak Editorial review of  Long Night courtesy of Amazon.com  An exciting rediscovery from the studio vaults, The Long Night is an emotionally gripping, visually dynamic film noir, in which Henry Fonda, at the peak of...
Continue reading

House of Strangers

House of Strangers (1949) starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Comte, Susan Hayward
House of Strangers (1949) starring Edward G. Robinson, Richard Comte, Susan Hayward House of Strangers is supposedly a film noir, but it doesn’t feel like one. Instead, it’s the story of an immigrant family, with a controlling, hard father who runs the family with an iron fist, and...
Continue reading

Black Widow

Black Widow DVD
Editorial review of Black Widow courtesy of Amazon.com Ginger Rogers steals the show as a selfish, snide Broadway superstar in Nunnally Johnson‘s Black Widow, preening, snooping, gossiping, and bestowing air kisses in equal abundance. This late-era (1954) color film noir is as delicious for its fabulous performances as...
Continue reading

Road House

Road House - her charms paved the way to murderous jealousy! starring Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark
Editorial review of Road House (1948) courtesy of Amazon.com Road House has acquired a cult as a prime film noir. Certainly the title location is archetypal, a lounge and bowling alley up toward the Canadian border, and Ida Lupino and Richard Widmark make the most of flavorful roles...
Continue reading