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Murder, My Sweet

The Noir Odyssey

Writer: John Paxton

Based on the novel “Farewell, My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Cinematographer: Harry J. Wild

Music: Roy Webb… 1,176 more words

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Day 30 of Noirvember: Trivia Tidbit Thursday

It’s hard to believe that another Noirvember has come and gone – it flew by like a bird on the wings of night. For my final post of this year’s month-long shadowy celebration, I’m serving up some trivia about some of our favorite noir performers. 1,048 more words

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November 14: Happy Birthday Veronica Lake and Dick Powell

Our headliners today were both familiar faces in the classic era of film noir.

Veronica Lake (1922-1973) became famous in the early 1940s for her “peek-a-boo” hairstyle (a very subdued version of which is in her photo above), but changed it during World War 2 after she learned that women working in factories were getting their hair caught in machinery when emulating her style.  796 more words

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Film Review: Split Second (1953)

Release Date: May 2nd, 1953
Directed by: Dick Powell, Fred Fleck (assistant)
Written by: Irving Wallace, Chester Erskine
Music by: Roy Webb
Cast: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes… 460 more words


Film Review: Pitfall (1948)

Release Date: August 24th, 1948
Directed by: Andre DeToth
Written by: Karl Kamb, Andre DeToth (uncredited), William Bowers (uncredited)
Based on: The Pitfall by Jay Dratler… 417 more words


Day 11 of Noirvember: Cry Danger (1951)

In this film, Dick Powell stars as Rocky Mulloy (how’s that for a noirish name?) who, at the start of the action, has just being released from prison after serving five years of a life sentence for a murder/robbery that he did not commit. 243 more words

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