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I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes

Released May 23, 1948: I WOULDN’T BE IN YOUR SHOES, starring Don Castle, Elyse Knox, and Regis Toomey.  Directed by William Nigh (Mutiny in the Big House… 445 more words

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The Nice Guys: Good Booze, Bad Crimes, and Ugly Detective Work

In the late 1980s, a screenwriter hit the scene who would become a big hit fast in Hollywood: Shane Black. Beginning his career with Lethal Weapon… 914 more words


The Big Steal (1949)

When is a film noir not a film noir? When it’s a fast and funny send-up shot in daylight by DoP Harry J. Wild on location in Mexico. 191 more words


Film Noir Releases in June 2016

Just a quick word or two about these new releases. I hope you find these monthly lists helpful. If you’ve been following these posts for awhile, you know that some months are pretty slim and others are exploding (like this month). 1,138 more words


Florida Noir -Body Heat

   Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat takes place in a small, dreadfully hot, humid Southern Florida coastal town. The heat of the title reflects three important elements of the film. 1,044 more words

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The Lost Weekend (1945)


The Lost Weekend isn’t quite first-rate Billy Wilder on the level of Sunset Boulevard or Double Indemnity, but it is still an absolutely fine piece of work; Ray Milland absolutely smashes his role as an alcoholic writer desperate to be alone with his bottle, fighting away nearly all who try and help him out. 90 more words

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The Nice Guys (2016) - IMDb

“The Nice Guys” is a film about a muscle-for-hire that pairs with a private eye to find and protect a missing girl. This film stars Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling as the aforementioned duo. 253 more words

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