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This Gun For Hire (1942)

A killer for hire hunts down the men who double crossed him in the company of a beautiful night club singer with the police in hot pursuit. 165 more words


Malone (1987)

“I’m Malone.”

Simply put and to the point when asked just who he is. Burt Reynolds stars as the title character in this above average entry from the days when his career seemed to be sliding towards endless straight to video releases. 787 more words

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Film Noir Friday: This Gun for Hire (1942)

Frank Tuttle’s This Gun for Hire is mostly known for a star-making turn by Alan Ladd, who plays a hitman named Philp Raven and who is cold as ice – except when it comes to kitties. 560 more words


Film Noir Friday: The Glass Key (1942)

Stuart Heisler helms 1942’s The Glass Key, which is based on the Dashiell Hammett novel of the same name and serves as the second film version of the book after a 1935 Frank Tuttle joint. 484 more words


The Blue Dahlia (1945) | Raymond Chandler’s only original screenplay is a hard-boiled film noir classic must-see

The classic 1940s noir thriller, The Blue Dahlia, stars Alan Ladd as discharged naval flier Johnny Morrison who returns home to Los Angeles to discover his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) has been unfaithful. 301 more words


September 3: Happy Birthday Garrett Hedlund and Eileen Brennan

Garrett Hedlund turns 32 today.  Hedlund has been acting since he was 19, and two or three times in that decade-plus, he has won “Rising star” or “Best young star” awards of some sort, but he has never taken that step forward to become a leading man; he is the sidekick, part of the “beta couple,” or part of an ensemble cast.  1,137 more words

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A few lines from westerns

A week ago, I was sharing in a comment the movie line, “Badges, we don’t need no stinking badges.” This line appeared in two different western movies, “The Treasures of the Sierra Madre” and again in the western comedy “Blazing Saddles.” 393 more words