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99 River Street (1953)

Proving once again that he was an actor who perfectly fit the mold of the Noir leading man, John Payne, stars as an ex-boxer in a dead end marriage doing […]

The Crooked Way (1949)

This John Payne Noir effort could easily serve as an introduction to the genre for those unfamiliar with the flavor that us connoisseurs have come to expect from the shadowy […]

Snowbound (1948)

It’s films like these that I’ll occasionally come across that remind me of the fact that there are so many enjoyable movies from the past to discover and put forth […]

Background to Danger (1943)

Warner Brothers Studios attempts to recapture that Casablanca feeling by once again giving theater goers international intrigue, the pairing of Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre opposite  Humphr……. scratch that, opposite George […]

Pitfall (1948)

1948’s Pitfall  offers us a somewhat cynical and moody insurance investigator played by Noir regular Dick Powell. Who better than Lizabeth Scott to join him in this Andre de Toth […]

Rogues’ Regiment (1948)

Dick Powell’s U.S. agent goes undercover in the French Foreign Legion tangling with Vincent Price and Stephen McNally to the beat of a Noir themed hunt for a Nazi war […]

Manhandled (1949)

Manhandled starring Dorothy Lamour………. hmmmmm. Sure sounds like 1949’s exploitation title of the year. Next question to be asked is in what manner of speaking is she being manhandled? Is […]

Try and Get Me (1950)

aka The Sound of Fury This flavorful “B” film from producer Robert Stillman and director Cyril Endfield packs a wallop and it’s stark location shoot and non-movie star faces that […]

Home To Danger (1951)

Just before director Terence Fisher cemented his place in the hearts of fantasy film lovers due to his association with Hammer Films Studios he helmed a selection of Noir based […]

They Met In The Dark (1943)

If there is one thing I am always interested in, it’s the smooth delivery of James Mason on screen. This time out Mr. Mason has just been thrown out of […]

The October Man (1947)

From writer/producer Eric Ambler and noted director Roy Ward Baker ( A Night to Remember) comes this compact thriller in the Noir genre with another first rate performance by John […]

Vicki (1953)

This turned out to be a nifty thriller with a plot that played like it could have been subsequently used as a template for an episode of either The Twilight […]

No Trace (1950)

Happening across a collection of British Noirs from VCI allowed me the opportunity to give this low budget feature clocking in at a swift 75 minutes a look. It turned […]

Escape to Burma (1955)

This RKO release featuring two top tier stars from our vantage point looking back seems to have borrowed a script from the basement cellar of poverty row studio Monogram Pictures. […]

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