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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...
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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...
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Moontide

Bobo (Jean Gabin) and Anna (Ida Lupino) in Moontide
Moontide (1942) starring Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, directed by Fritz Lang   and Archie Mayo Moontide is a variety of things — a forgotten movie with excellent acting, a character study, a film noir. It’s the story of a French wanderer named Bobo (Jean...
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In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame
A lesser-known, but classic Humphrey Bogart movie, possibly his best performance in the film noir genre – Bogart plays screenwriter Dixon Steele, accused of a murder that he may, or may not, have committed.   It is a riveting character study that must be seen to be appreciated.
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The Maltese Falcon

Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre
 DVD review of John Huston’s production of The Maltese Falcon — starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre
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Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street, starring Edgar G. Robinson, directed by Fritz Lang
 Scarlet Street (1945) starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea – classic film noir directed by Fritz Lang
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Chicago Confidential

Chicago Confidential - Brian Keith, Beverly Garland
Chicago Confidential (1957) starring Brian Keith, Dick Foran, Beverly Garland, Elisha Cook Jr.  Chicago Confidential is one of those films that wouldn’t be produced today.   It’s not that it’s a film noir.  The basic plot has an Illinois District Attorney, played by Brian Keith, investigating a...
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Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power
Nightmare Alley (1947), starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray Movie review of the classic film noir, Nightmare Alley, possibly Tyrone Power’s best role as a carny hustler who becomes a mentalist, then a spiritualist, then begins his downfall as guilt eats away at him
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