Since Noir Alley in hiatus until March, I thought I would at least keep the tradition going even if there is no showing. This I have for offering, Red Light.
I really don’t want to give out too much info about this film, but here’s what I will give away. Infused with religious themes, this crime drama is considered a minor example of film noir. Set in Los Angeles, it tells the grim story of vengeful embezzler Nick Cherney, who plots murderous revenge after he is fired from Johnny Torno’s freight company. He gets it by killing Johnny’s brother Jess, a chaplain who has just returned from the war. Johnny arrives at the hotel room of his brother Jess and finds him dying. Just before Jess expires he tells Johnny that the identity of his killer can be found in his Bible. Though every hotel room has a Bible, the one belonging in his brother’s is missing. Though his girlfriend, the priest and the police warn against a private investigation, Johnny ignores their advice and goes looking for that Good Book.
Check out both Eddie’s Intro and outro for this film. Have a good one.
F. M. Laster
“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West