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Noir Saturday: Bodyguard

Mike Carter (Tierney) is forced to resign from the Los Angeles Police Department after breaking some rules and he ends up becoming a bodyguard to wealthy Eugenia Dyson (Elisabeth Risdon). Before long, Carter has been accused of murder and is … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Lady From Shanghai

Here’s tonight’s noir, The Lady From Shanghai with the gorgeous Rita Hayworth! A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, despite his … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Murder By Contract

  Got a good one for tonight, Murder By Contract. Vince Edwards plays Claude, a disaffected man who, in search of money, decides to become a contract killer. After successfully killing targets in a barbershop and a hospital, as well as his … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: A Kiss Before Dying

Here’s tonight’s noir, A Kiss Before Dying.  Amoral Bud Corliss (Robert Wagner) pursues young heiress Dorie Kingship (Joanne Woodward) in the hopes of getting his hands on the fortune amassed by her father (George Macready). But after Dorie succumbs to … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Crimson Kimono

Here’s tonight’s noir, The Crimson Kimono Two Los Angeles detectives, inseparable friends since their time in Korea, are assigned to investigate the murder of a burlesque stripper. Circumstance conspires to test their friendship to the full when they both fall … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Mildred Pierce

Ah, here’s an oldie but goodie for tonight, Mildred Pierce. When Mildred Pierce’s (Joan Crawford) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred’s financial successes in the restaurant business, … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Fallen Angel

Here’s tonght’s noir, Fallen Angel. An unemployed drifter, Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews) wanders into a small California town and begins hanging around the local diner. While Eric falls for the lovely waitress Stella (Linda Darnell), he also begins romancing a … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Wicked Woman

Here’s tonight’s noir, Wicked Woman. A blonde floozy (Beverly Michaels) drifts into town and gets a job as a waitress at a local bar. She sets her sights on the bar’s handsome owner, who is married to an alcoholic. Her … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Got a good one tonight with one of my favorite directors, Fritz Lang, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. Novelist Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) and publisher Austin Spencer (Sidney Blackmer) intend to show how lawyer Roy Thompson (Philip Bourneuf) has been using … Continue reading

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Noir Saturdays: Address Unknown

  Here’s tonight’s noir, Address Unknown. Martin Schulz (Paul Lukas) is a German-American art dealer who returns with his family to Germany to pursue new business ventures. Before long, Martin becomes involved with the Nazis, and his anti-Semitism effectively ends … Continue reading

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