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Born to Kill (1947) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Herman Schlom.

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Day 2 of Noirvember: Helen Brent in Born to Kill (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 2, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Helen Trent of Born to Kill (1947). And a more depraved femme you?ll never want to meet. WHAT?S BORN TO KILL ABOUT? Described by one critic as a ?sexy, suggestive yarn of crime with punishment,? Born to Kill primarily focuses on two characters: Sam Wil... Read full article


The CMBA “Femme/Homme Fatales of Noir” Blogathon — Sam Wild in Born to Kill (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Apr 19, 2019 From Shadows and Satin

Sam Wild. If that isn?t a fitting name for a homme fatale, I just don?t know what is. Wild, a psychopathic drifter played with panache by Lawrence Tierney, is the title-referenced subject of the 1947 noir Born to Kill. In this first-rate, wholly riveting feature, Wild is a cool-minded serial killer,... Read full article


Born to Kill (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

If you know what you want in life be sure of it and you can’t miss. I found that out early. ?~ Lawrence Tierney as Sam Wilde Reno was always a Hollywood euphemism. What it stood for, of course, was divorce, a dirty word given the sensibilities of the 40s and the 50s. But then again, being the ... Read full article


Born to Kill (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

If you know what you want in life be sure of it and you can’t miss. I found that out early. ?~ Lawrence Tierney as Sam Wilde Reno was always a Hollywood euphemism. What it stood for, of course, was divorce, a dirty word given the sensibilities of the 40s and the 50s. But then again, being the ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BORN TO KILL (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 11, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The illustrious Robert Wise directs Born to Kill (1947), a sharp, smart noir drama that showcases the considerable talents of Claire Trevor as its morally ambivalent protagonist. It's an early foray into the genre for Wise, who would go on to direct The Set-Up (1949) and The House on Telegraph Hill ... Read full article


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Albert Arnett: Which will, believe me, be exceedingly painful to a man of my integrity.
Mrs. Kraft: It won't hurt half as much as me to lose my $500.


Mrs. Kraft: You know, you ought to put on some meat, Laury. You're so skinny, can't grab hold of you anywhere.
Laury Palmer: I haven't noticed anybody having any trouble.


Fred Grover: You never see a thing except what you want to see, do you?


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