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Noir Saturdays: Gilda

Just because Eddie’s away, doesn’t mean Mimi won’t play. This here is my fav from Rita, Gilda. Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is caught cheating at a game … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Damned Don’t Cry

This a great film with a very powerful actress. Trapped in an unhappy marriage and a dirt-poor town, Ethel Whitehead (Joan Crawford) decides to break free of these confines after the death of her child changes her outlook on life. … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Les Diabolique

Eddie’s out for this month, so I’m here with a few of my favs. I’m starting the month off with a French favorite of mine, Les Diabolique. In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Blue Angel

Since it looks like Eddie is on vacation, I’m taking over for the next few weeks some favs of my own. Here’s tonight’s noir, The Blue Angel. Prim educator Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) finds some of his students ogling racy … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Captive City

Here’s tonight’s noir, The Captive City. A private investigator informs small-town newspaper editor Jim Austin (John Forsythe) of corrupt local activity. When the investigator is killed, Austin believes it’s an act of revenge, and his own detective work reveals a … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Big Night

Here’s tonight’s noir, The Big Night. Nineteen-year-old John Barrymore Jr. made an impressive starring debut in The Big Night. Barrymore plays George La Main, a young man whose father, ex-boxer Andy La Main (Preston S. Foster), is inexplicably beaten up … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Big Sleep

This is one of my favorite movies and every dame in it steals the scenes!  Anyway here’s tonight’s noir, The Big Sleep. Private investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by General Sternwood to help resolve the gambling debts of … Continue reading

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