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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 Cooke 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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