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Noir Saturday: Pepe Le Moko

Here’s tonight’s noir. Yes it’s French; get some culture, ya mooks! Pépé le Moko (Jean Gabin), one of France’s most wanted criminals, hides out in the Casbah section of Algiers. He knows police will be waiting for him if he … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Thin Man

Here’s tonight’s flick, The Thin Man. The story of a retired detective who, while spending much of his time managing his wife’s considerable fortune and consuming quantities of alcohol, is asked to follow the trail of a missing inventor. Although … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Night Holds Terror

Here’s tonight’s flick, The Night Holds Terror. Three hitchhikers hold a factory worker (Jack Kelly) and his family for ransom after they determine his father is very wealthy. Check it out tonight @ 11PM CST on TCM or tomorrow morning … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Killer’s Kiss

Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a New York City boxer aging out of his profession, meets dancer Gloria Price (Irene Kane), and they begin a romance. However, their budding relationship is interrupted by Gloria’s violent boss, Vincent Rapallo (Frank Silvera), who … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Native Son

Here’s tonight’s noir, Native Son. One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright’s Native Son (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Killer that Stalked New York

In New York, Sheila Bennet (Evelyn Keyes) and her spouse, Matt Krane (Charles Korvin), are trying to unload a trove of rare jewels they smuggled into America from Cuba, but the police are hot on the couple’s trail. Meanwhile, government … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Killers

Here’s tonight’s noir, The Killers. Two hitmen kill an ex-getaway driver, then hunt for the money he purportedly stole in a previous robbery. They probe their victim’s past, seeking clues on the robbery that should have made them rich. Check … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday:Born To Kill

Here’s tonight’s noir, Born to Kill Drifter Sam Wilde (Lawrence Tierney) murders a Reno, Nev., boardinghouse owner and her boyfriend in a fit of jealousy. Tenant Helen Brent (Claire Trevor) discovers the bodies, but instead of reporting the crime, she … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Witness to Murder

Here’s tonight’s noir. From her window, Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck) sees a neighbor, Albert Richter (George Sanders), murder a young woman. When Cheryl goes to the police, they cannot find any evidence because Richter has hidden the body. Cheryl persists … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: The Glass Key

Here’s tonight’s noir with the beautiful Veronica Lake. In this slick updating of Dashiell Hammet’s crime novel, political boss Paul Madvig (Brian Donlevy) falls for reform politician Ralph Henry’s attractive daughter Janet (Veronica Lake), despite the caution of his best … Continue reading

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