1951 Film Noir Poster Gallery

For #Noirvember I return to images and a gallery to pay homage to film noir releases of 1951.  I don’t think many of us would argue that they don’t make movies […]


What is it about GILDA?

During the TCM Classic Film Festival in 2012 we filled the Egyptian Theater to watch a sixty-six year old movie.  While that’s nothing strange during the event or for the […]


The Snubbing of Barton Keyes

The 17th Academy Awards, which honored achievement in film in 1944 was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Thursday, March 15, 1945 and was one of distinction for several reasons. […]


Dick Powell takes on Philip Marlowe

Dick Powell was a huge success as a musical/comedy star in the 1930s.  But by the 1940s many considered him little more than an aging matinée idol, a perception he was […]


Turner-n-Taylor in JOHNNY EAGER

MGM presents TNT – Taylor ‘n Turner – Together ‘n Terrific! A roaring blast of dynamic Action! A racketeer named Johnny Eager is out on parole and posing as a […]


Build my gallows high, baby…

In a noir mood, though no excuse is needed. A gallery of film noir posters (and more) simply because I love them. “The purpose of art is washing the dust […]


Cotten and Welles in THE THIRD MAN

Following is a special guest post by Greg McCambley @GregMcCambley _____________________________________________________________________ When the opportunity to discuss any of cinema’s Dynamic Duos arose, my mind automatically went to one of my […]


Fritz Lang’s, CLASH BY NIGHT

Waves crash violently, splitting against rocks, bringing turbulence onto the shore.   There is a palpable unease as the credits role.   It is this; a foreshadowing that opens Fritz Lang’s, Clash […]


1947: The Year in Noir

This post was my submission to the December 2012 special, double-issue of The Dark Pages, the newsletter for film noir lovers, which was dedicated to Edmund Goulding’s 1947 classic, Nightmare Alley. […]

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1947 Film Noir poster gallery

Having recently submitted my contribution to the special, year-end issue of The Dark Pages, a newsletter for film noir lovers, it’s reasonable I have noir on my mind.  In order […]


Val Lewton’s, CAT PEOPLE

There’s a genius to suggestive horror and it is not for the faint of heart. She’s the “new type of other woman.”  Alice Moore finishes dinner with co-worker, Oliver Reed, […]