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Noir Saturdays: Berlin Express

Spies, spies, and more spies are the subject of this week’s noir, Berlin Express. During World War II, passengers of various nationalities travel by train from France to Berlin. One of them, Dr. Bernhardt (Paul Lukas), is an influential peacemaker … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: The Mask of Dimitrios

Check out this piece of noir with my favorite actor from The Maltese Falcon, Peter Lorre. While on vacation in Istanbul, mystery novelist Cornelius Leyden (Peter Lorre) is given the opportunity to view the body of the recently deceased criminal … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Kansas City Confidential

Talk about a cross and then some!  I’m going to love tonight’s pic! A mysterious fellow (Preston Foster) contacts a trio of criminals (Jack Elam, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef) to help with a bank heist. The four wear masks … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: The Hitch-Hiker

You just never know about people, right? I mean you can’t pick up random strangers on the road without them turning into psychos!  Which is the subject to tonight’s noir, The Hitch-Hiker. Ray (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert’s (Frank Lovejoy) fishing … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Johnny Eager

Taylor & Turner, what a combination for tonight’s noir! After Johnny Eager (Robert Taylor) is released from jail, the unreformed gangster fools his parole officer (Henry O’Neill) into believing his ways are changed. In actuality, Eager wants to return to … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Sweet Smell of Sucess

Ah, jazz and booze, been leading women down the path to descrution for a very long time.  Which happens to be the topic of tonight’s noir, Sweet Smell of Success. How far would YOU go to protect your loved ones? … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: This Gun for Hire

Ladd & Lake, what a combo I have for you tonight! Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven (Alan Ladd) becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates (Laird Cregar), … Continue reading

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