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Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I

Noir Nook: Best Noir of the Year – Part I If you know me, you’ll know I love a good list. And what better lists to make than lists about classic film noir features? This time around, I’m serving up … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton

Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton Percy Helton was a beloved character actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in addition to performing on stage and television. He was born Percy Alfred Helton on January 31, 1894, in Manhattan, New York. … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir – 2022 Edition

Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir – 2022 Edition It’s now a new year, and you know what that means: a whole new crop of film noir features are celebrating their 75-year anniversary! Seventy-five years ago was 1947, which is frequently … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir

Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir Film noir is not easy to define. Sometimes, it’s not even easy to determine whether a film is noir or not. Whenever I’m asked to describe film noir, I respond that generally speaking, noir films portray … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) One of the many things that helped sustain me throughout the more-than-year-long COVID-19 shutdown was participating in a weekly classic movie Meetup. Each week, we were assigned a classic … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949)

Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949) Although it’s not as celebrated as noir classics like The Maltese Falcon (1942) or Sunset Blvd. (1950), director John Berry’s Tension (1949) is one of my go-to picks for the genre because it packs so … Continue reading

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