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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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Noir Saturdays: Repeat Performance

Here’s tonight’s noir, Repeat Performance. On New Year’s Eve 1946, a woman is standing over her dead husband with a gun in her hand. She panics and goes to her friends for help. While seeking help from her friends at a pair … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Criss Cross

Here’s tonight’s noir. Criss Cross. Armored car guard Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) should know better than to make whoopee with his no-good ex-wife Anna (Yvonne De Carlo) — especially since she’s now married to gangster Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). Caught … Continue reading

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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: 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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