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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: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 Burglar

Wow! Here’e tonight’s noir, The Buglar Professional burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates, Baylock (Peter Capell) and Dohmer (Mickey Shaughnessy), set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah (Phoebe Mackay), who has inherited a fortune—including a renowned … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Tomorrow Is Another Day

Here’s tonight’s noir, Suspense. After the mysterious Joe Morgan (Barry Sullivan) starts working for ice skating magnate Frank Leonard, Joe suggests improvements to the skating show that stars Leonard’s wife, Roberta (Belita). Due to these ideas, Leonard promotes Morgan to … Continue reading

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Noir Saturday: Destination Murder

Here’s tonight’s noir, Destination Murder. Laura Mansfield (Joyce Mackenzie) catches a glimpse of mob hit man Jackie Wales (Stanley Clements) after he shoots her businessman father. At the police station, Laura identifies Jackie as the murderer, but the policeman in … Continue reading

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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: 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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