Tag Archives: Crime Movies

My Review of ‘I Wake Up Screaming’ (1941)

Originally entitled Hot Spot, this movie is one of the earliest movies recognized as a film noir. Possibly even the earliest. Essentially, the plot boils down to this. A promoter, Frankie Christopher (played by Victor Mature), accepts a challenge posed … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Crime Wave’ ( 1954)

As films of the noir persuasion go, this story is fairly straightforward. The movie opens with a gas station robbery that goes quite wrong when a police officer happens by and gets shot dead for his trouble. But not before … Continue reading

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