Tag Archives: Movie Review

My Review of ‘The Window’ (1949)

The Window is one of those lesser-known films noir that received critical acclaim at the time of its release, but has since fallen to the wayside for most movie viewers. Based on a short story “The Boy Cried Murder” by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Casablanca’ (1942)

It came to my attention earlier this week that this movie recently had an anniversary. That reminded me of when I first saw it at the age of 17 on TV (of course). I think it was a lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘They Won’t Believe Me’ (1947)

This is another entry in the TCM Noir Alley line-up. Told almost entirely in flashback in probably the longest, most rambling witness testimony in any courtroom ever, the main character Larry Ballentine (played by Marcus Welby against type by Robert … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Split Second’ (1953)

This film noir is distinguished by being not only post-World War II, but post-atomic. And that’s not its only distinction. Among other things, this movie marked the directorial debut of Dick Powell. RKO Pictures had turned Powell’s acting career in … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Gilda’ (1946)

I’ve been meaning to see this movie, because it’s supposed to be a film noir. And Rita Hayworth in the title role is supposed be “the ultimate femme fatale” (at least according to Wikipedia). But I’ll be honest (and probably … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Raw Deal’ (1948)

PS One of the great things about watching TCM’s Noir Alley is getting to know new-to-me examples of great film noir. Raw Deal is a treat for the eyes and an unusual example of this type of movie. The story … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ (1955)

I’m extremely pleased to submit this review as part of The Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon being hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. To access the blogathon page click the link above or the image … Continue reading

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