Category Archives: Film Noir

My Book Review of ‘Dark City’

Hi. Today I’m reviewing Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller. I would show you the front cover, but it’s covered up with this thing because I got it on interlibrary loan. So what I wanted … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Decoy’ (1946)

The movie opens with some guy (whose name is Dr. Lloyd Craig, but we don’t know that yet)  stumbling down the road in the middle of nowhere like a zombie. He somehow hitches a ride with a faint wave of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Mr. Soft Touch’ (1949)

Hi, today I’m reviewing the movie Mr. Soft Touch. This is very odd film noir. Yeah, I just hastily wrote some notes about it, so I will try to tell you my notes without reading them. Hopefully a little bit. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Walk Softly, Stranger” (1950)

Hi. Today I am reviewing Walk Softly Stranger from 1950. I saw this on TCM Noir Alley and I have to go along with Eddie Mueller’s assessment that it has one of the worst endings ever. But having said that, … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Death of a Cyclist’ (1955)

One of the great advantages of watching Noir Alley on Turner Classic Movies is that it offers a look at movies I never knew existed. This movie is also one of those rare birds: a Spanish film noir. (In Spanish, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Obsession’ (1949)

In this film, the premise is pretty simple. Clive Riordan, a wealthy London psychiatrist discovers his wife, Storm, is cheating on him with (dear God!) an American fellow chap named Bill Kronin. (I love the way, in old movies, that … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Scarlet Street’ (1945)

This has never been one of my favorites of the film noir canon. However, given the chance to watch it again on TCM, I’ll grant you the movie hits all the right noirish notes. Our anti-hero is named (interestingly) Christopher … Continue reading

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Part Four of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Are you ready for the final part of Jail Bait? I hope so, because here it is! 🙂 Support the blog and all its content here on Patreon!

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Part Three of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Hello! It’s that time again. Time for another part of the Ed Wood film noir, Jail Bait! Part Three, coming right up! Become a patron of this mess the arts by supporting us on Patreon!

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My Review of ‘My Name is Julia Ross’ (1945)

This is a rather interesting little movie. It’s a gothic film noir. According to Wikipedia, “gothic fiction” is sometimes called “gothic horror” and “is a loose literary aesthetic of fear and haunting.” On that note, it’ll come as little or … Continue reading

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