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Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity

Noir Nook: Just the Facts on Double Indemnity Not long ago, I was interviewed on a podcast about my very favorite film noir – Double Indemnity (1944). I had an absolute ball talking about the superb writing and direction, the … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor Star in Together?

How many Films did Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor Star in Together? Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor were married on May 14, 1939, after about three years of ‘dating’…  They divorced in February 1952 (some sources say 1951), and although … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson

Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson If you know me at all, you’ll know that my favorite noir, hands-down, no question, is Double Indemnity (1944), which tells the story of an insurance salesman who teams with … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) – Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code

Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code In the era of Pre-Codes, there are a few films that stand out. When I think of Pre-Code films, sometimes it’s the violent nature, or perhaps a few nods to … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

 “Operator, I’ve been ringing Murray Hill 35097 for the last half hour and the line is always busy.” While the film noir continues to thrive in the modern day, a stylistic shoot-off, the melodramatic noir, remains frozen in the ember … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Christmas in Connecticut – Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball?

Christmas in Connecticut: Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball? For classic film fans, the holiday season represents a time to wax nostalgic over those classic films that pop up this time of year. Everyone has his or her own must-see favorites. … Continue reading

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Five Actresses You Didn’t Know Were Ziegfeld Girls

Five Actresses You Didn’t Know Were Ziegfeld Girls Florenz Ziegfeld was called the Great Glorifier because he could take almost any girl and make her look absolutely gorgeous. Many of the silver screen’s most iconic actresses actually began as Ziegfeld … Continue reading

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Barbara Stanwyck Steel-True Qualifying Entry Task (Wk of Dec 23)

BARBARA STANWYCK Steel-True — This Week’s Qualifying Entry Task: Okay, this is it! The last qualifying task, and the last book to giveaway! In order to qualify for this week’s Barbara Stanwyck Book Giveaway, you must complete the following task by Friday, … Continue reading

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Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon: Double Indemnity

  Barbara Stanwyck: Double Indemnity  Some actors are born to play a certain type. The word type-cast does exist for a reason.  Some are gruff and cast as cops, while others are wise and cast as grandfathers. This, however, was not … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Barbara Stanwyck

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend Barbara Stanwyck, born July 16 in 1907! ….. “I knew that after fourteen I’d have to earn my own living, but I was willing to do that … I’ve always been a little sorry … Continue reading

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