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DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 30, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949) On November 30, 2018November 30, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It is with sadness that I announce that this shall be my last ever Double Bill. I have had the most fun talking about an read more

Crossfire (1947)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 4, 2018

Like any self-respecting film noir, it opens with men whaling on each other amid stylized darkness. Edward Dmytryk’s Crossfire is an issue-driven picture and it’s an important one given the cultural moment in which it came into being. There’s no doubting that. But though the image read more

Carole -- caught in a 'starry' crossfire?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 26, 2018

These are nervous times for Carole Lombard fans. That's because her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Hollywood Boulevard......has as its immediate eastward neighbor this star:And in case you haven't heard, actor-comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania p read more

CROSSFIRE: GLORIOUSLY GLORIA

CineMaven's Essays from the Couch Posted by Theresa Brown on Nov 28, 2016

[ November 28th, 1923 ~ October 5th, 1981 ] “CROSSFIRE” (1947) Robert Young, Robert Ryan and Robert Mitchum, directed by Edward Dmytryk. The testosterone level is high in this rough and tumble drama. You see those leads? But there’s another piece ot this movie; the girls they left behind. read more

Crossfire (1947)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 7, 2016

Crossfire (1947) On January 7, 2016January 7, 2016 By CarolMartinheira 1947 is a killer year in noir world: Crossfire, Out of the Past, Born to Kill, Kiss of Death, Nightmare Alley, etc… The classic that is Out of the Past is undoubtedly the most well-known read more

Classic Films in Focus: CROSSFIRE (1947)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 15, 2015

Shadowy cinematography and a twisted murder plot make Crossfire (1947) seem like standard noir fare, but this movie also has a serious message for its audience about the dangers of prejudice and bigotry. Anti-Semitism is the particular concern, with the murder of a Jewish man setting the action in m read more

Classic Films in Focus: CROSSFIRE (1947)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 15, 2015

Shadowy cinematography and a twisted murder plot make Crossfire (1947) seem like standard noir fare, but this movie also has a serious message for its audience about the dangers of prejudice and bigotry. Anti-Semitism is the particular concern, with the murder of a Jewish man setting the action in m read more

Crossfire (1947)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

At the beginning of March, I reviewed the social commentary drama Gentleman’s Agreement; and while I generally was pleased with it, I found that the message was a taste too pat and preachy. The mold is cemented in Crossfire with does a slightly better job of cloaking the social commentary in t read more

Crossfire

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Nov 13, 2010

As the opening credits fade away, we are shown a dark room and two shadows fighting on the wall.  The light is broken, leaving the end of the struggle a mystery.  When the light is replaced, we see one man on the floor, another sitting in a chair pulled up by and out the door by a third man.  There read more

On Blu-ray: Three Roberts, Young, Mitchum, and Ryan in Crossfire (1947)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 30, -0001

  From the first shot, Crossfire (1947) seems to be throwing you into a genre flick. It opens with a fist fight, in shadow, mostly off camera. You can’t see faces. It feels like a film noir or a crime movie. As the action unfolds though, the social issue roots of the story reveal th read more