Category Archives: Noir Saturdays

Christmas Noir: Lady in the Lake

Here’s tonight’s noir, and one of my fav’s Lady in the Lake. Private eye Phillip Marlowe (Robert Montgomery) wants to get out of the detective racket and into crime writing. But when he’s called to the office of editor Adrienne … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Johnny O’Clock

When an employee at an illegal gambling den dies suspiciously, her sister, Nancy (Evelyn Keyes), looks into the situation and falls for Johnny O’Clock (Dick Powell), a suave partner in the underground casino. Selfish and non-committal by nature, Johnny slowly … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: 5 Steps To Danger

Here’s tonight’s flick with a personal fav, Sterling Hayden, 5 Steps To Danger. Hitchhiking on a deserted New Mexico road after his car breaks down, John Emmett (Sterling Hayden) gets picked up by Ann Nicholson (Ruth Roman), who is in … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Brighton Rock

Here’s tonight’s flick. In 1940s Brighton, England, the vicious criminal Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) is the leader of his small-time gang. After Brown murders a rival, he finds an alibi through a waitress, Rose (Carol Marsh), whom he promises to … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Glass Wall

Peter (Vittorio Gassman) is a refugee who wants to make a better life for himself in America, but he doesn’t have the proper papers. Desperate for entry, he jumps ship and flees to New York City to search for a … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Human Desire

Here’s tonight’s noir by one of my fav directors, Fritz Lang. When he’s fired from his job at the railroad, Carl Buckley (Broderick Crawford) asks his wife, Vicki (Gloria Grahame), to pay a visit to his boss, Owens (Grandon Rhodes), … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Last Seduction

I really love this movie. You can say I’m a little obsessed over it. Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Terminal

Sorry, Eddie’s off for the Summer. However, here’s a modern noir that turned out pretty good and it has all the elements I love. In the dark heart of a sprawling and anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Possed

Here’s tonight’s flick, Possessed with Joan Crawford. After collapsing, disoriented, in a Los Angeles diner, Louise (Joan Crawford) recounts the events of her life to a psychiatrist. While working as a nurse for the wife of wealthy Dean Graham (Raymond … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Act of Violence

Here’s tonight’s noir, Act of Violence. A former prisoner of war, Frank Enley (Van Heflin) is hailed as a hero in his California town. However, Frank actually aided his Nazi captors, and he closely guards this secret. Frank’s shameful past … Continue reading

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