Category Archives: Noir

quicksand noir film

Friday Noir: Quicksand

Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre star in this noir drama about a young man who steals money from a cash box and falls deeper and deeper into a world of crime.

quicksand noir film

Friday Noir: Quicksand

Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre star in this noir drama about a young man who steals money from a cash box and falls deeper and deeper into a world of crime.

the file on thelma jordan

Friday Noir: The File on Thelma Jordan

It’s a classic noir love story: a bad girl falls in love with a cop. She wants to go straight, but she just can’t manage it. She’s in too deep. Starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck. A classic film.

the file on thelma jordan

Friday Noir: The File on Thelma Jordan

It’s a classic noir love story: a bad girl falls in love with a cop. She wants to go straight, but she just can’t manage it. She’s in too deep. Starring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck. A classic film.

Mysterious Mr. Valentine

Friday Noir: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine

I’ve always been a sucker for a mad scientist, and The Mysterious Mr. Valentine is no exception. A tale of manipulation, murder, and a classic frame-up, this 1946 noir film delivers the goods.

Mysterious Mr. Valentine

Friday Noir: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine

I’ve always been a sucker for a mad scientist, and The Mysterious Mr. Valentine is no exception. A tale of manipulation, murder, and a classic frame-up, this 1946 noir film delivers the goods.

band of outsiders

Best Crime Ever

Running through the Louvre. Because you can. Only Godard could make noir so lighthearted and fun.

band of outsiders

Best Crime Ever

Running through the Louvre. Because you can. Only Godard could make noir so lighthearted and fun.

strange love of martha ivers

Friday Noir: The Strange Love of Marth Ivers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought it might be nice to get into a little noir with a heavy side of romance.  The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers stars the lovely and talented Barbara Stanwyck, a young Kirk Douglas, and Walter O’Neil.

strange love of martha ivers

Friday Noir: The Strange Love of Marth Ivers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought it might be nice to get into a little noir with a heavy side of romance.  The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers stars the lovely and talented Barbara Stanwyck, a young Kirk Douglas, and Walter O’Neil.

double indemnity

Must-Read: Double Indemnity

So I was a huge fan for the Raymond Chandler-penned screenplay first. James M. Cain’s novel is a taught, page-turning account of a man who went too far because he met a woman that he couldn’t say no to. Or

double indemnity

Must-Read: Double Indemnity

So I was a huge fan for the Raymond Chandler-penned screenplay first. James M. Cain’s novel is a taught, page-turning account of a man who went too far because he met a woman that he couldn’t say no to. Or

Friday Noir: Cast a Dark Shadow

This 1955 British noir film features impeccable black and white photography. Truly a gem of the genre.

Friday Noir: Cast a Dark Shadow

This 1955 British noir film features impeccable black and white photography. Truly a gem of the genre.

Friday Noir: The Strange Woman

Edward G. Ulmer’s period noir drama The Strange Woman (1936) stars Heddy Lamar as a femme fatale who will do anything to control the men in her life. The film has old school pacing, but the character study is seriously compelling.

Friday Noir: The Strange Woman

Edward G. Ulmer’s period noir drama The Strange Woman (1936) stars Heddy Lamar as a femme fatale who will do anything to control the men in her life. The film has old school pacing, but the character study is seriously compelling.

Friday Noir: Scarface

Before Al Pacino starred in the famed remake of this 1932 noir classic, Howard Hawks’ gangster classic Scarface shocked audiences with its unprecedented violence. The screenplay was penned by Ben Hecht, a Chicago newspaperman, and apparently Capone’s thugs tried to

Friday Noir: Scarface

Before Al Pacino starred in the famed remake of this 1932 noir classic, Howard Hawks’ gangster classic Scarface shocked audiences with its unprecedented violence. The screenplay was penned by Ben Hecht, a Chicago newspaperman, and apparently Capone’s thugs tried to