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Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir

Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir In my Noir Nook a couple of months ago, I shined the spotlight on one of my favorite noir bad boys – Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944). Inspired by this rare departure from … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Favorite Noir Gents

Noir Nook: Favorite Noir Gents Whenever I think and talk and write about film noir, I have a tendency to focus on the distaff characters: the Phyllis Dietrichsons, the Kathie Moffats, the Gildas and the Lauras and the Mildreds. For … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Dame-Name Noirs – Nina Foch

Noir Nook: Dame-Name Noirs One of my favorite things about film noir is the female characters. Not just the femmes fatales – although they, of course, are quite the selling point. But all of noir’s dames aren’t bad girls – … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Love in the Shadows

Noir Nook: Love in the Shadows A wise man once said, “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” In that spirit, and in this season of love, this month’s Noir Nook celebrates three … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Peggy Cummins – Her Path to Film Noir

Noir Nook: Peggy Cummins – Her Path to Film Noir As we begin another noir year, I thought this would be a perfect time to take a look at one of my favorite noir femmes, Peggy Cummins, and the path … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Noir-Tinged Westerns

Noir-Tinged Westerns Around this time last year, in a column titled Christmas in the West, I took a look at a pair of Christmas-themed films starring Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Alas, there are very few Westerns with a Christmas theme, … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Not So Christmas Noir

Noir Nook: Not So Christmas Noir In watching the opening of Lady in the Lake (1947), if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that you’re about to take in a lightweight Christmas movie along the lines of It’s a … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: YouTube Noir – Cry of the City (1948)

Noir Nook: YouTube Noir – Cry of the City (1948) The other night, I participated in a #FilmNoirFriday thread on Twitter, where I offered up a film noir recommendation. I selected The Big Combo (1955), which is one of the … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948) Rope is a 1948 feature directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger. It may not be necessarily categorized as film noir, but it is undeniably … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Dark Passage (1947) Is Bogie & Bacall’s Unsung Classic

“It’s wonderful when guys like you lose out. Makes guys like me think maybe we got a chance in this world.” Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall remain one of the most famous couples in Hollywood history. Between the former’s gruff … Continue reading

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