Tag Archives: Film Noir

Episode Three of ‘D.O.A.’ (Badly-Dubbed)

In my continuing quest to create new and weird innovative types of stories on this blog, I’m glad to say I have another episode to share of the badly-dubbed version of the film noir classic D.O.A.! So … without further … Continue reading

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Episode Two of ‘D.O.A.’ (Badly-Dubbed)

Welcome to the weekend! And another episode in this peculiar unusual unique innovative project of mine! 🙂 So … get ready to feast your eyes (and ears!) on Episode Two of D.O.A.!

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My Review of ‘Thieves’ Highway’ (1949)

This movie combines the tone and look of a film noir with a drama reminiscent of The Grapes of Wrath. In it, Nick Garcos (played by Richard Conte) comes home from the war to his parents in Fresno, California and … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Harder They Fall’ (1956)

I’ve never quite understood the appeal of boxing as a sport. But, like many a sport, it makes a great metaphorical device. However, our protagonist isn’t a boxer, but a freshly laid-off journalist named Eddie Willis (played by Humphrey Bogart) … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Killing’ (1956)

This movie is notable in great part for its unusual narrative structure. Film noir icon Sterling Hayden plays ring leader Johnny Clay, who plans to pull that One Last Heist before going straight. Clay assembles a team of characters (of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Woman on the Run’ (1950)

This is a most interesting entry into the film noir canon, particularly since the protagonist is female. And not a femme fatale. The woman in question is Eleanor Johnson (played with spirit by Ann Sheridan), and she’s on the run … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Shadow on the Wall’ (1950)

Okay, I should probably warn you that this review contains a bit of a retired lawyer’s/law librarian’s rant. But it’s for a noble purpose! 🙂 Anyhow, you’ve been warned. As psychological thrillers go, this one is as suspenseful as any. … Continue reading

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