Tagged: Film Noir

CRIMEWATCH: White Heat

“Made it, Ma! Top of the World!” In my previous post for our ongoing CRIMEWATCH series I looked at the film that catapulted Edward...

Film Noir Classics: PANIC IN THE STREETS

Above a jazz club in New Orleans a poker game run by Blackie (Jack Palance) is being held. One of the players, a foreigner...

Film Noir Classics: KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL

A mysterious masked man (Preston Foster) planning a robbery is putting together a special trio of underworld thugs to help him pull it off....

Film Noir Classics: CRY DANGER

The lightning speed of a commuter train racing along behind the bold opening credits of Cry Danger (1951) lets us know right away we’re...

Film Noir Classics: D.O.A.

In the opening moments of Rudolph Mate’s suspense heavy film noir masterpiece D.O.A. (1950) star Edmond O’Brien is filmed in a tracking shot as...

Film Noir Classics: T-MEN

In Anthony Mann’s semi-documentary, procedural film noir T-Men (1947) we get a first hand account of how the U.S. Treasury Department operates with a...

Film Noir Classics: THE BIG COMBO

The sounds of upbeat jazzy music by composer David Raksin in the opening credits of Joseph H. Lewis’ The Big Combo (1955) lead straight...

Film Noir Classics: QUICKSAND

After starring as the goody two shoes character Andy Hardy throughout the 1940’s, Mickey Rooney decided to take a role against type in this...

Film Noir Classics: THE HITCH-HIKER

Based on the true story of Billy Cook a psychotic killer, Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker (1953) is a prime example of what makes film...

ISLE OF THE DEAD

When I first saw Isle of The Dead (1945) it was following Turner Classic Movies’ premiere of Martin Scorsese’s documentary Val Lewton: The Man...