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Noirvember Challenge (Official, November 2019)

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Post by 72aicm » November 17th, 2019, 10:04 pm

36. The Threat (1949)
37. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
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1. Too Late for Tears (1949)
2. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
3. You Only Live Once (1937)
4. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
5. The Hoodlum (1951)
6. Classe tous risques (1960)
7. Bodyguard (1948)
8. Experiment in Terror (1962)
9. Blood on the Moon (1948)
10. The Glass Wall (1953)
11. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
12. Fall Guy (1947)
13. No Man of Her Own (1950)
14. The Whistler (1944)
15. La belle équipe (1936)
16. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
17. The Power of the Whistler (1945)
18. Fury (1936)
19. Akai satsui (1964)
20. Pushover (1954)
21. Caged (1950)
22. Voice of the Whistler (1945)
23. Le septième juré (1962) (l)
24. Strangers in the Night (1944)
25. Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
26. Un maledetto imbroglio (1959)
27. Lady in the Death House (1944)
28. Highway Dragnet (1954)
29. Bewitched (1945)
30. Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
31. Sudden Danger (1955)
32. The Man Is Armed (1956)
33. Strange Impersonation (1946)
34. Strange Triangle (1946)
35. Strange Bargain (1949)
36. The Threat (1949)
37. The Clay Pigeon (1949)

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Post by flavo5000 » November 18th, 2019, 3:13 am

jdidaco wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 7:40 pm

39-40. Dixie Ray Hollywood Star (X-rated version) / It's Called Murder, Baby (R-rated version) (Anthony Spinelli, 1983) 7/10
So which version did you prefer? :D

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Post by frbrown » November 18th, 2019, 7:23 am

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71. Sharky's Machine (1981)
72. Mike Hammer: Seven Dead Eyes (1984)
73. Mike Hammer: Vickie's Song (1984)
74. Mike Hammer: Shots in the Dark (1984)
75. Genuine Risk (1990)
76. The Killing Time (1987)

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1. Southside 1-1000 (1950)
2. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
3. Daybreak (1948)
4. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
5. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
6. Street of Chance (1942)
7. Calling Homicide (1956)
8. The Bedroom Window (1987)
9. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
10. Heist (2001)
11a. Johnny Staccato: Murder in Hi-Fi (1959)
11b. Johnny Staccato: Fly Baby, Fly (1959)
11c. Johnny Staccato: Tempted (1959)
12. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
13. The Steel Jungle (1956)
14. I'll Get You for This (1951)
15. The Return of the Whistler (1948)
16. Iron Man (1951)
17. The Getaway (1994)
18. The Long Haul (1957)
19. Sealed Lips (1942)
20. The Lost Hours (1952)
21. Cry Wolf (1947)
22. Behind the High Wall (1956)
23. Chicago Syndicate (1955)
24. I, Jane Doe (1948)
25. Kiss of Death (1995)
26. I, the Jury (1982)
27. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
28. Never Let Go (1960)
29. The Houston Story (1956)
30. Avant le deluge (1954)
31. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
32. Lust for Gold (1949)
33. Faces in the Dark (1960)
34. The Morning After (1986)
35. The Story of Molly X (1949)
36. The Nickel Ride (1974)
37. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
38. The Judge (1949)
39. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
40. Joe MacBeth (1955)
41. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
42. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
43. Cloudburst (1951)
44a. Man with a Camera: Second Avenue Assassin (1958)
44b. Man with a Camera: The Warning (1958)
44c. Man with a Camera: Profile of a Killer (1958)
45. Femme Fatale (1991)
46. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
47. The Last Page (1952)
48a. Man with a Camera: Turntable (1958)
48b. Man with a Camera: Closeup on Violence (1958)
48c. Johnny Staccato: The Poet's Touch (1959)
49a. Johnny Staccato: The Wild Reed (1959)
49b. Johnny Staccato: A Piece of Paradise (1959)
49c. Johnny Staccato: The Return (1959)
50. The First Deadly Sin (1980)
51. The Shop at Sly Corner (1947)
52. Confession (1955)
53. Best Seller (1987)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Unwise Men (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: Collector's Item (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Man in the Pit (1960)
55. Bad Influence (1990)
56. Narrow Margin (1990)
57. Golden Salamander (1950)
58. Man on Fire (2004)
59. Hell Bound (1957)
60. The Missing Juror (1944)
61a. Peter Gunn: Lynn's Blues (1958)
61b. Peter Gunn: Rough Buck (1958)
61c. Peter Gunn: Image of Sally (1958)
62a. Peter Gunn: The Man with the Scar (1958)
62b. Peter Gunn: Death House Testament (1958)
62c. Peter Gunn: The Torch (1958)
63. The Challenge (1960)
64. Hit List (1989)
65. The Man in the Net (1959)
66. Mike Hammer: 24 Karat Dead (1984)
67. Mike Hammer: Hot Ice (1984)
68. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
69. No Man's Woman (1955)
70. Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)
71. Sharky's Machine (1981)
72. Mike Hammer: Seven Dead Eyes (1984)
73. Mike Hammer: Vickie's Song (1984)
74. Mike Hammer: Shots in the Dark (1984)
75. Genuine Risk (1990)
76. The Killing Time (1987)

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Post by sol » November 18th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Out of the PastShow
1. Marked Woman (1937)
2. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
3. The Price of Fear (1956)
4. Memories of Murder (2003)
5. City Across the River (1949)
6. Chinatown at Midnight (1949)
7. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
8. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
9. Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)
10. Take One False Step (1949)
11. Step Down to Terror (1958)
12. The Killer Inside Me (1976)
13. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
14. The Housemaid (1960)
15. I Saw the Devil (2010)
16. I Love Trouble (1948)
17. Spellbound (1945)

18. Storm Fear (1955)

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This noir has been described by some as a home invasion thriller, but it is much more a coming-of-age tale for an impressionable young boy with an unattentive father who is pulled between the family's yardhand and his charming, estranged uncle (who effectively holds them hostage). Bits and pieces here are predictable, but I found this to be a generally engaging tale and Joseph LaShelle's widescreen black and white photography is exquisite.
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Post by AB537 » November 18th, 2019, 1:53 pm

23. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk, 1945) 7/10

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Post by blueboybob » November 18th, 2019, 2:26 pm

126. The Big Knife (1955)
127. Boomerang! (1947)
128. The Breaking Point (1950)

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Post by flavo5000 » November 18th, 2019, 3:19 pm

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69. The Shadow on the Window (1957)
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70. Götter der Pest a.k.a. Gods of the Plague (1970)
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71. Julie (!956)
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72. Cover Girl Killer! (1959)
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73. Specter of the Rose (1946)
List: TSPDT 1000 Noir Films #602
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1. Appointment with Danger (1950)
2. Rope of Sand (1949)
3. The Tall Target (1951)
4. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
5. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)
6. Storm Warning (1951)
7. Violent Cop (1989)
8. Le silence de la mer (1949)
9. The Burglar (1957)
10. A Double Life (1947)
11. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
12. Crashout (1955)
13. The Unsuspected (1947)
14. Edge of the City (1957)
15. One False Move (1992)
16. L'humanité (1999)
17. Bad Blonde (1953)
18. Alias Nick Beal (1949)
19. In the Bedroom (2001)
20. Panique (!946)
21. They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)
22. Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto a.k.a. Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)
23. Frantic (1988)
24. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
25. Deception (1946)
26. Dalkomhan insaeng a.k.a. A Bittersweet Life (2005)
27. Smoking Tar (2017)
28. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
29. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
30. Sex Wish (1976)
31. Double Cross (1941)
32. Maniac (1963)
33. Ore wa matteru ze a.k.a. I Am Waiting (1957)
34. San Quentin (1937)
35. Johnny Gunman (1957)
36. Time Table (!956)
37-46. Fargo S3E1-10 (2017)
47. Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)
48. State of Grace (1990)
49. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod a.k.a. Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
50. Thérèse Raquin (1953)
51. Whirlpool (1949)
52. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
53. Payback (1999)
54. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
55. Guncrazy (1992)
56. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
57-61a. Môryô no Hako a.k.a. Box of Goblins E1-14(2008)
61b. Martin Kane, Private Eye: Trouble on Board (1951)
62. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
63. Over-Exposed (1956)
64. Jiokhwa a.k.a. Flower in Hell (1958)
65. The Capture (1950)
66. One Girl's Confession (1953)
67. Sabita naifu a.k.a. Rusty Knife (1958)
68. La sirène du Mississipi a.k.a. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
69. The Shadow on the Window (1957)
70. Götter der Pest a.k.a. Gods of the Plague (1970)
71. Julie (!956)
72. Cover Girl Killer! (1959)
73. Specter of the Rose (1946)

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Post by blocho » November 18th, 2019, 3:44 pm

5. Blood Money (1933)
Not a great movie, but nonetheless extraordinary for how many things it does that would have flouted the production code had it been in effect at the time. It starts by showing an elderly married couple sleeping in the same bed (something which Hollywood avoided showing for decades) and progresses to prostitution, corruption, kleptomania, and even BDSM. I think the Code in some ways was specifically designed because of movies like this one.

6. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Late-era Fritz Lang noir that suffers from clunky dialogue. Speaking of the production code, I wonder to what extent the late twist was designed to satisfy the code's edict that anyone who commits a crime must suffer. The protagonist does commit perjury, though ostensibly for a good cause.

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Post by OldAle1 » November 18th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Noir is the New BlackShow

Day 1 - Whistle in the Night

1. The Whistler (William Castle, 1944)
2. The Mark of the Whistler (William Castle, 1944)
3. The Power of the Whistler (Lew Landers, 1945)
4. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945)

Day 2 - More Whistling in the Night

5. Mysterious Intruder (William Castle, 1946)
6. The Secret of the Whistler (George Sherman, 1946)
7. The Thirteenth Hour (William Clemens, 1947)
8. The Return of the Whistler (D. Ross Lederman, 1948)

Day 3 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Haas Pt 1

9. The Girl on the Bridge (Hugo Haas, 1951)
10. Pickup (Hugo Haas, 1951)

Day 4 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Hass Pt 2 + Interlude, with Bowling

11. Strange Fascination (Hugo Haas, 1952)
12. The Big Lebowski (JoelEthan Coen, 1998) (re-watch)

Day 5 - The Don't Make Them Like They Used To

13. Against All Odds (Taylor Hackford, 1984)
14. Mirage (Paul Williams, 1995)

Day 6 - Old Guys Still Got It

15. Twilight (Robert Benton, 1998)

Day 7 - Money and Murder in a Modern Way

16. Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998)
17. Freeway (Matthew Bright, 1996)

Day 8 - More Gambling, the Modern Way

18. The Cooler (Wayne Kramer, 2003)

Day 9 - Back to the Classics, With Cages and Spies

19. Caged (John Cromwell, 1950)
20. 5 Fingers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1952)
Day 10 - Peak Noir, but Low on the List

21. Second Chance (James Tinling, 1947)

Super-cheapie from Sol M. Wurtzel Productions, distributed by Fox, and running a very fast-paced 63 minutes, about a couple of jewel thieves who meet cute sort-of while disguised as legit businesspeople, and end up allied and eventually in danger from much more serious and violent crooks. Enjoyable enough fluff with a bunch of b-stars that I recognized but certainly couldn't have names, among them Kent Taylor, Louise Currie and John Eldredge who probably made the biggest mark on the film as the most "sophisticated" of the cons. The director's name was totally unfamiliar to me - pretty rare in a noir from this period - but it looks like this is the 4th film of his I've seen - I guess that's not much praise.

22. Unmasked (George Blair, 1950)

John Eldredge also appears in this similarly cheap programmer from Republic 3 years later, also from a director who is a blank to me though in this case my memory isn't faulty as it's the first Blair film I've seen. But Eldredge isn't the standout here, that place is amply filled by star Raymond Burr, playing I suppose his typical heavy from this period, a scandal sheet editor who is falling on hard times, only continuing to keep his rag going because of help from an ex-showgirl (Hillary Brooke) who he's having an affair with while she uses some of rich hubby Paul Harvey's dough to support him. But things go the wrong way soon and SOMEBODY'S GOT TO DIE!!! This is mostly ordinary stuff, with a dull cop and a sweet girl, daughter of the rich hubby, for him to get involved with, but it's Burr who elevates this into watchable, even modestly "good" territory with one of his most vicious and amoral characters.

Day 11 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Haas Pt 3, and a Korean detour

23. One Girl's Confession (Hugo Haas, 1953)

Haas is one of those rare noir filmmakers whose titles usually have specific relevance to the stories, and this is no exception. In this case the one girl is again Cleo Moore, and her confession is delivered early on - she robs the owner of the restaurant she works for of $25,000, gets nabbed, confesses to the crime (but not to the location of the loot) and spends a few years in jail. When she gets out the restaurant is out of business, but there's a new guy in the same low-rent waterfront area (Hugo Haas) who gives her a job. New guy is a heavy drinker and gambler, and when he loses it all and is desperate, sweet-hearted Cleo (who only committed her crime because her ex-boss had swindled her father) agrees to help him out - but is apparently then cheated by loser Haas. Lots of cross-double-cross here and it's engaging enough but it ultimately didn't feel as compelling to me as most of Haas' other work - a little too "nice", maybe.

24. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)

Really cool intro, with a light illuminating a bit of a staircase, as a figure walks up in total darkness - that figure turns out to be none other than Sir Cedrick Hardwicke, introducing this little morality play as the Devil himself! Alas the movie as a whole can't quite live up to this cool opening, but it's not bad, probably average or just slightly below for Haas. The bait here is a girl, of course - Haas is a prospector who reluctantly takes on a younger partner (John Agar, a mediocre 2nd-tier actor who did some of his best work for Haas) to find a mine that he'd abandoned years ago, and then takes on the help of a young woman (Cleo Moore again) and concocts a scheme whereby he'll get all the gold and not have to share with Agar or Moore. Reasonably well done in the Treasure of the Sierra Madre vein, with a pretty cool ending, but certainly not one to push first onto non-Haas fans.

25. The Other Woman (Hugo Haas, 1954)

Nope, the one to push first would be this one, the best of the eight Haas films I've seen so far and I suspect his best overall, though a couple of his early European films look interesting. This is really solid "pure" noir, with an absolutely riveting femme fatale performance from Cleo Moore as a would-be blackmailer, and Haas at his best as a successful - but not that successful - filmmaker who gets on her wrong side from the get go. One of the things I love here is the portrait of how a petty insult can grow into a mountain in the mind of a psychopath, but the main virtue of the film to my mind is it's overall consistency and the near-perfection of it's plotting - no gaping, stupid holes here, no characters that don't make sense or aren't there for a good reason. Everything in it's place. It's probably the best-photographed (by Eddie Fitzgerald) of these films, and the budget looks to be a little bigger to me, with better sets and some decent LA location work. And even some well-laced humorous bit with the two old ladies who live near the murder victim (because of course there's a murder victim). A terrific film all around and easily the best of the challenge so far for me.

26. Ajeossi / The Man From Nowhere (Jeong-Beom Lee, 2010)

Listed as "neo noir" on IMDb. While the opening shot - a cigarette being lit in the darkness - is certainly redolent of noir style, I'm not so sure about the film as a whole. Yes, we have a man caught in a noir-like labyrinth of crime and intrigue, but in this case the man is a near-superhuman special forces dude and the way the film plays out is closer to the typical revenge drama that is so prevalent in Korean, and hell, most national cinemas it seems since the 1970s. Still it's reasonably involving, and while there's a fair amount of action, it's mostly rather subdued until a big set-piece near the end. Basic story is about a bunch of dealers in drugs and organs - often taken from living victims - getting on the wrong side of our hero when they abduct his neighbor and her young child, and him going against them and police who of course don't know who he is because he is (of course) living as a low-rent pawnshop owner in his retirement from his former life of action and violence. Really, is that what cops and special agents do? Anyway, it's all right, with just a minimum of the typical melodrama, and not really overlong at just under 2 hours.

Day 12 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Haas Pt 4

27. Hold Back Tomorrow (Hugo Haas, 1955)

Another minimally-noir film I'd say. Would-be suicide and lady of the night Cleo Moore, fished out of the river by a kindly stranger, is given the chance to make some real money - and of course a chance for "redemption" of some kind - when police approach her with the idea of having her spend a night in the company of convicted strangler John Agar, a vicious and nihilistic man who is to die the next day. Despite Agar's initial anger and violence, the film soon settles down into a mood piece about spiritual absolution, and about two lonely strangers connecting, if only for a moment. There are bits in this that feel really special but it doesn't quite gel and feels a bit too "movie" at the end; still an interesting detour for Haas, and the only film in his noir cycle in which he doesn't appear

28. Hit and Run (Hugo Haas, 1957)

Another film where Haas plays an older, successful businessman with a young and beautiful wife (Cleo Moore of course) and a younger man who wants her, in this case Vince Edwards, possibly an upgrade from Agar though the film, despite an interesting "oh he had a twin brother who he never mentioned?" twist fails to live up to Haas' best work. It's again all fairly well done - Haas never seems to make huge mistakes in his films, the casts are always at least competent and the plots are never overly contrived or idiotic - but it just feels quite familiar at the end and like more than one of his other films seems very indebted to The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Day 13 - Clown Noir, Ghost Noir, Musical Noir

29. Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

Crazy violent semi-literate semi-functional would-be comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) channels two earlier and much better Martin Scorsese films (and a side of Death Wish) with the help of talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert DeNiro), who is channeling Jerry Lewis in one of those two Scorsese films, in both of which he played the Joaquin Phoenix part. yeah. sure. This is a beautifully shot evocation of NYC ("Gotham" of course) circa 1978-9 (Fleck has a VCR so it can't reasonably be any earlier than 1977, and that doesn't look like one of the very earliest models to me) with pretty solid acting, perhaps even stellar - I dunno, it's always hard for me to judge these over-the-top performances - that unfortunately ends up ringing pretty hollow. It's an interesting take - Joker as the flipside of Batman culturally and economically - that has probably been done in the comics at some point but not as I recall on film, but it's too sloppy and unfocused in it's politics, and at the end of the film we seem to be presented with a choice of models that is narrowed down to the billionaire class, or murderous psychopaths. "Normal" people, represented by fantasy girlfriend Zazie Beetz, social worker Sharon Washington, and dwarf comedian Leigh Gill, are just bit players with no real agency. It's ultimately too cynical even for me.

30. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945)

All right film that at first seems to be a variation on The Turn of the Screw, with a new governess (Gail Russell) to the young boy and girl of a somewhat secretive and abrupt man (Joel McCrea) seeing and hearing evidence of goings-on in the big old house that are scary and maybe supernatural - but it fairly quickly turns out to be something closer to Scooby-Doo, with a decade-old murder in the house next door eventually becoming important to the mystery, and the kindly doctor across the way (Herbert Marshall in a somewhat uncharacteristic role) also involved. It's all right, and it's too bad Gail Russell didn't have a better career.

31. Casbah (John Berry, 1948)

What, a musical, set in an exotic land, and starring lightweight singer/actor Tony Martin, film noir? Well, yes, when it's another remake of Pépé le Moko, it's directed by the guy who did Tension and He Ran All the Way as his next two films, and it's got noir stalwarts Peter Lorre, Thomas Gomez and my buddy Hugo Haas in supporting roles. It's been a while since I've seen the original, and the copies of Algiers (my favorite of the three) out there are so atrocious it's hard to know what's going on all the time, but this seems reasonably faithful to the original, and if you're worried about the music, don't be - not that many songs, and most of them only 1-2 minute snippets, and just one short-ish dance sequence. Tony Martin is no Charles Boyer, but Lorre and Haas go a long way towards making up for that, and Yvonne De Carlo and Märta Torén as the female leads are both fine, and DP Irving Glassberg's work is pretty good too - it's low budget b/w exotica, but that's what we want in a noir setting in this period I think.

Day 14 - a rest from noir in the cinema

Day 15 - Between Noir and Neo - two films from 1960

32. Hell Is a City (Val Guest, 1960)

American actor John Crawford (his nationality doesn't get mentioned here at all, a bit strange) is solid as a psycho murderer/thief and Stanley Baker fine as the rather angry and disaffected cop who pursues him after his jailbreak in this good Cinemascope pic, shot in various real locations Manchester and surrounding areas. We've also got Donald Pleasance as a book-maker for a racetrack and Billie Whitelaw as his much younger and attractive wife who had a relationship with Crawford, and lots of other nice bits of acting and local color, and an exciting chase sequence or too, but for me it didn't quite add up to really special, as it apparently does for many folks. Maybe I've just seen too much, too reminiscent of better films? I don't know but certainly it was one of the more visually exciting films of this challenge for me so far.

33. Key Witness (Phil Karlson, 1960)

Karlson was one of the great American noir filmmakers - maybe not on the level of Welles or Mann, or immigrants like Hitchcok, Wilder or Lang, but a solid tier 2 or maybe tier 1A master with a half-dozen terrific A picture credits in the 50s, preceded by some journeyman B work in the previous decade, so it's a little sad that this mediocrity ended up as the last of his films in the cycle. There are probably some who will love it for Dennis Hopper's performance as a lunatic gang leader, but Hopper played this character what, 3 or 4 dozen times? The biggest problems are Jeffrey Hunter in the lead - too boring and also a little too young-looking to be believable as a WWII vet (he was 34 so not impossible but I guess I expect a veteran of two fronts to look a *little* grizzled by 1960), a fairly bland secondary cast for the most part, and an increasingly silly plot as the police just basically never do anything , or always arrive too late, when Hopper and his gang are running roughshod over witness to murder Hunter and his family. One bright spot is Frank Silvera as the lead detective, solid and engaging, and one of the few black cops you'd see in films during this period, though he's light enough in color to pass. His scenes with the one African-American member of the gang (Johnny Nash) are rather interesting and almost go somewhere new for 1960 - but not quite. Ehh.

Day 16 - Murder and Blackmail in 80s LA

34. Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer, 1981)

A love triangle and a murder - though for once the murder is outside of our trio, in this case a trio of losers I suppose: bored Jeff Bridges who sells yachts sometimes, alcoholic Lisa Eichhorn, loved by both Bridges and her husband, severely disabled mad-at-the-world John Heard. Bridges is on his way home - or on his way to Heard and Eichhorn's home - when his beater car dies, and he almost gets run over by a big fancy car after seeing a guy get out of the car and dump something into a trash can. Turns out that something was a body, and turns out that Bridges sees a guy he thinks might be the guy at a parade the next day - and it's a rich oil magnate. Soon the dead girl's sister shows up, and she and the mad Heard latch onto Bridges' story and decide to blackmail the oilman on the strength of some VERRRY circumstantial evidence. So we have an obvious theme of the rich getting away with everything here, and a rather nihilistic is life worth living? mood permeating our trio throughout. Perfect noir territory though something here didn't quite click for me - it's not quite weird and dreamlike enough for the outlandish plot elements to work, and the politics, as in Joker above, don't quite gel. Still the performances are all great, with Eichhorn especially impressive, and it's nicely shot, or seems to be on the mediocre DVD I got from the library.

35. 52 Pick-Up (John Frankenheimer, 1986)

Seeing the Cannon logo at the beginning of this gave me pause - I love Cannon stuff, but mostly in the so-bad-it's-good way, and most of their product is pretty dumb action stuff. Still, give it a chance...and, oh well, it ends up being typical Cannon fodder after all. Roy Scheider - never a favorite for me - is all right as the rich businessman married to politician Ann-Margret, whose dalliance with a much younger woman (Kelly Preston) makes him the target of blackmail from a trio of guys involved with the porn industry (John Glover, Robert Trebor, Clarence Williams III). Vanity is also on hand for more skin, which is pretty much all the women in this film are - all three of the major female characters end up murdered or drugged and raped by the end, and Scheider is a one-man revenge squad. It's stupid and obnoxious, but what also irritates me is that Glover and Trebor are playing their characters for laughs as much as anything else, which removes a lot of the suspense here. Only Williams really has a decent and well-played part, and that's not enough.

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Post by 72aicm » November 18th, 2019, 10:01 pm

38. The Big Bluff (1955)
39. The Lady Confesses (1945)
40. They Made Me a Killer (1946)
41. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona (2000)
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1. Too Late for Tears (1949)
2. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
3. You Only Live Once (1937)
4. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
5. The Hoodlum (1951)
6. Classe tous risques (1960)
7. Bodyguard (1948)
8. Experiment in Terror (1962)
9. Blood on the Moon (1948)
10. The Glass Wall (1953)
11. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
12. Fall Guy (1947)
13. No Man of Her Own (1950)
14. The Whistler (1944)
15. La belle équipe (1936)
16. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
17. The Power of the Whistler (1945)
18. Fury (1936)
19. Akai satsui (1964)
20. Pushover (1954)
21. Caged (1950)
22. Voice of the Whistler (1945)
23. Le septième juré (1962) (l)
24. Strangers in the Night (1944)
25. Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
26. Un maledetto imbroglio (1959)
27. Lady in the Death House (1944)
28. Highway Dragnet (1954)
29. Bewitched (1945)
30. Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
31. Sudden Danger (1955)
32. The Man Is Armed (1956)
33. Strange Impersonation (1946)
34. Strange Triangle (1946)
35. Strange Bargain (1949)
36. The Threat (1949)
37. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
38. The Big Bluff (1955)
39. The Lady Confesses (1945)
40. They Made Me a Killer (1946)
41. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona (2000)

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Post by Nathan Treadway » November 19th, 2019, 2:08 am

36. I Walk Alone
37. City Streets
38. The Enforcer
39. Murder By Contract
40. Each Dawn I Die
41. Shanghai Gesture
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1. Brighton Rock
2. The Human Jungle
3. Kiss of Death
4. The Hitch-Hiker
5. Pitfall
6. Hollow Triumph
7. The Glass Key
8. The C-Man
9. The G-Men
10. The T Men
11. Raw Deal
12. Act of Violence
13. The Blue Dahlia
14. The Street With No Name
15. Human Desire
16. Clash By Night
17. Odds Against Tomorrow
18. Desperate
19. Black Angel
20. I Wake Up Screaming
21. Dead Reckoning
22. Dark Corner
23. Dark Mirror
24. Born to Kill
25. Lady in the Lake
26. Road House
27. Cry of the City
28. The Blue Gardenia
29. Sorry, Wrong Number
30. Border Incident
31. Where Danger Lives
32. The File on Thelma Jordon
33. On Dangerous Ground
34. New Jack City
35. Underworld USA
36. I Walk Alone
37. City Streets
38. The Enforcer
39. Murder By Contract
40. Each Dawn I Die
41. Shanghai Gesture

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Post by ryebass » November 19th, 2019, 2:24 am

4. Thieves Like Us (1974) - 8.5/10

This doesn't really fit in the Noir category in my humble opinion, but there it is, on a few lists (and Wikipedia opens it's description by calling it a neo-noir pic). I don't really care what pigeon-hole you place it in, I just don't think it is 'stylized' in the sense that most noir is; this feels like the genuine article in it's telling, these aren't the caricatures typical of the noir films and radio dramas (notably present on the radio throughout, a loving touch I enjoyed tremendously). This film was immersive in a way that many films that attempt to take us back to this period fail at: I could all but smell the dust and grime in those meager dwellings. Carradine was immensely, and genuinely, likable, and Duvall was actually tolerable in her role as his girlfriend. The ensemble more broadly was also excellent, though less fleshed out. The plot is thoroughly predictable and, in spite of this, thoroughly engrossing.
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1. The Killing (1956) - 9.5/10
2. The Stranger (1946) - 7.5/10
3. The Big Combo (1955) - 6.5/10
4. Thieves Like Us (1974) - 8.5/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 19th, 2019, 2:49 am

Once you go noir, you'll never go farShow
1. Brute Force (1947)
2. 5 Against the House (1955)
3. Shock Corridor (1963)
4. Pickup on South Street (1953)
5. Little Caesar (1931)
6. The Long Goodbye (1973)
7. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
8. Lady in the Death House (1944)
9. Strangers in the Night (1944)
10. The Whistler (1944)
11. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
12. The Naked City (1948)
13. Escape from Crime (1942)
14. Voice of the Whistler (1945)
15. Scarlet Street (1945)
16. The Hoodlum (1951)
17. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
I have everything here rated a 6/10... all solid, but nothing special.

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Post by frbrown » November 19th, 2019, 8:04 am

77. The General's Mustache (1968)
78. Mortal Passions (1989)
79. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
80. The 3rd Voice (1960)

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1. Southside 1-1000 (1950)
2. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
3. Daybreak (1948)
4. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
5. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
6. Street of Chance (1942)
7. Calling Homicide (1956)
8. The Bedroom Window (1987)
9. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
10. Heist (2001)
11a. Johnny Staccato: Murder in Hi-Fi (1959)
11b. Johnny Staccato: Fly Baby, Fly (1959)
11c. Johnny Staccato: Tempted (1959)
12. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
13. The Steel Jungle (1956)
14. I'll Get You for This (1951)
15. The Return of the Whistler (1948)
16. Iron Man (1951)
17. The Getaway (1994)
18. The Long Haul (1957)
19. Sealed Lips (1942)
20. The Lost Hours (1952)
21. Cry Wolf (1947)
22. Behind the High Wall (1956)
23. Chicago Syndicate (1955)
24. I, Jane Doe (1948)
25. Kiss of Death (1995)
26. I, the Jury (1982)
27. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
28. Never Let Go (1960)
29. The Houston Story (1956)
30. Avant le deluge (1954)
31. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
32. Lust for Gold (1949)
33. Faces in the Dark (1960)
34. The Morning After (1986)
35. The Story of Molly X (1949)
36. The Nickel Ride (1974)
37. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
38. The Judge (1949)
39. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
40. Joe MacBeth (1955)
41. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
42. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
43. Cloudburst (1951)
44a. Man with a Camera: Second Avenue Assassin (1958)
44b. Man with a Camera: The Warning (1958)
44c. Man with a Camera: Profile of a Killer (1958)
45. Femme Fatale (1991)
46. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
47. The Last Page (1952)
48a. Man with a Camera: Turntable (1958)
48b. Man with a Camera: Closeup on Violence (1958)
48c. Johnny Staccato: The Poet's Touch (1959)
49a. Johnny Staccato: The Wild Reed (1959)
49b. Johnny Staccato: A Piece of Paradise (1959)
49c. Johnny Staccato: The Return (1959)
50. The First Deadly Sin (1980)
51. The Shop at Sly Corner (1947)
52. Confession (1955)
53. Best Seller (1987)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Unwise Men (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: Collector's Item (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Man in the Pit (1960)
55. Bad Influence (1990)
56. Narrow Margin (1990)
57. Golden Salamander (1950)
58. Man on Fire (2004)
59. Hell Bound (1957)
60. The Missing Juror (1944)
61a. Peter Gunn: Lynn's Blues (1958)
61b. Peter Gunn: Rough Buck (1958)
61c. Peter Gunn: Image of Sally (1958)
62a. Peter Gunn: The Man with the Scar (1958)
62b. Peter Gunn: Death House Testament (1958)
62c. Peter Gunn: The Torch (1958)
63. The Challenge (1960)
64. Hit List (1989)
65. The Man in the Net (1959)
66. Mike Hammer: 24 Karat Dead (1984)
67. Mike Hammer: Hot Ice (1984)
68. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
69. No Man's Woman (1955)
70. Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)
71. Sharky's Machine (1981)
72. Mike Hammer: Seven Dead Eyes (1984)
73. Mike Hammer: Vickie's Song (1984)
74. Mike Hammer: Shots in the Dark (1984)
75. Genuine Risk (1990)
76. The Killing Time (1987)
77. The General's Mustache (1968)
78. Mortal Passions (1989)
79. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
80. The 3rd Voice (1960)

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Post by PUNQ » November 19th, 2019, 10:49 am

26. Hotel Reserve (1944, Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum & Victor Hanbury) - 5/10
--- James Mason was versatile in Hotel Reserve (1944). A very vibrant character, giving energy to a otherwise routine espionage thriller. Lacked a little screen magic, but in most ways this was solid.


27. The Scarlet Claw (1944, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
--- Time for some Sherlock Holmes! Always a great time when Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce is concerned. And The Scarlet Claw (1944) is certainly another super fun adventure with the pair. For me it did take a little while before getting engaged with the story, but once that things started rolling I was hooked big time! What a way to murder someone!


28. The Pearl of Death (1944, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
--- This was a different approach to the Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes series. A cat and mouse game between the clever detective and a gang of crooks. Lots of disguises and traps. Highly entertaining, with it being both suspenseful and funny at the same time. Another thumbs up for this lovely franchise.


29. Crime by Night (1944, William Clemens) - 4/10
--- Routine couples mystery, with a not so compatible pairing of Jane Wyman & Jerome Cowan. Cowan didn't feel like Wyman's type at all. And with that, the whole thing doesn't become too engaging. Not bad, though.


30. Enter Arsene Lupin (1944, Ford Beebe) - 5/10
--- Introducing Charles Korvin as Arsene Lupin. His Hollywood debut and he was a slick character. But this wouldn't have been as enchanting had it not been for Ella Raines alluring eyes. Those were the attractions in this B-mystery.


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1. The Woman in the Window (1944, Fritz Lang) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (7 lists)
2. Guest in the House (1944, John Brahm, John Cromwell, André De Toth & Lewis Milestone) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
3. The Falcon in Mexico (1944, William Berke) - 4/10
4. The Falcon in Hollywood (1944, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
5. Lady in the Death House (1944, Steve Sekely) - 4/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
6. Voice in the Wind (1944, Arthur Ripley) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
7. Murder My Sweet (1944, Edward Dmytryk) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (6 lists)
8. The Mask of Dimitrios (1944, Jean Negulesco) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
9. Experiment Perilous (1944, Jacques Tourneur) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
10. Mordets melodi [Murder Melody] (1944, Bodil Ipsen) - 4/10
11. The Whistler (1944, William Castle) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
12. The Mark of the Whistler (1944, William Castle) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
13. When Strangers Marry (1944, William Castle) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
14. Strangers in the Night (1944, Anthony Mann) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
15. Seven Doors to Death (1944, Elmer Clifton) - 3/10
16. Shake Hands with Murder (1944, Albert Herman) - 4/10
17. Dark Waters (1944, André De Toth) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
18. The Suspect (1944, Robert Siodmak) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
19. Destiny (1944, Reginald Le Borg & Julien Duvivier) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
20. Bluebeard (1944, Edgar G. Ulmer) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
21. Christmas Holiday (1944, Robert Siodmak) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
22. The Hairy Ape (1944, Alfred Santell) - 5/10
23. Dangerous Passage (1944, William Berke) - 3/10
24. Dark Mountain (1944, William Berke) - 4/10
25. Port of 40 Thieves (1944, John English) - 4/10
26. Hotel Reserve (1944, Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum & Victor Hanbury) - 5/10
27. The Scarlet Claw (1944, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
28. The Pearl of Death (1944, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
29. Crime by Night (1944, William Clemens) - 4/10
30. Enter Arsene Lupin (1944, Ford Beebe) - 5/10

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Post by clemmetarey » November 19th, 2019, 12:14 pm

8. Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) 7/10
Fans of Korean revenge films will surely like this one.

9. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 7/10
Features a great nightmarish scene toward the middle and a very strong supporting part by Peter Lorre.

10. Thieves' Highway (1949) 5/10
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1. Fallen Angel (1945) 5/10
2. Hollow Triumph (1948) 5/10
3. He Walked by Night (1948) 4/10
4. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) 5/10
5. Body and Soul (1947) 7/10
6. Leave Her to Heaven (1945) 7/10
7. Blonde Ice (1948) 5/10
8. Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) 7/10
9. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 7/10
10. Thieves' Highway (1949) 5/10

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Post by sol » November 19th, 2019, 12:26 pm

Out of the PastShow
1. Marked Woman (1937)
2. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
3. The Price of Fear (1956)
4. Memories of Murder (2003)
5. City Across the River (1949)
6. Chinatown at Midnight (1949)
7. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
8. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
9. Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)
10. Take One False Step (1949)
11. Step Down to Terror (1958)
12. The Killer Inside Me (1976)
13. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
14. The Housemaid (1960)
15. I Saw the Devil (2010)
16. I Love Trouble (1948)
17. Spellbound (1945)
18. Storm Fear (1955)

19. Finger Man (1955)

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Frank Lovejoy feels miscast in the lead as a supposedly tough-as-nails career criminal protagonist here and oodles of dull voiceover narration does not help. There are some intense and exciting scenes near the end as Lovejoy is forced into a dangerous car ride, but for the most part though, the film does not convey a strong sense of danger with Forrest Tucker hardly fearsome or intimidating as the antagonist and Lovejoy always seeming too calm.
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Post by OldAle1 » November 19th, 2019, 3:02 pm

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Day 1 - Whistle in the Night

1. The Whistler (William Castle, 1944)
2. The Mark of the Whistler (William Castle, 1944)
3. The Power of the Whistler (Lew Landers, 1945)
4. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945)

Day 2 - More Whistling in the Night

5. Mysterious Intruder (William Castle, 1946)
6. The Secret of the Whistler (George Sherman, 1946)
7. The Thirteenth Hour (William Clemens, 1947)
8. The Return of the Whistler (D. Ross Lederman, 1948)

Day 3 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Haas Pt 1

9. The Girl on the Bridge (Hugo Haas, 1951)
10. Pickup (Hugo Haas, 1951)

Day 4 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Hass Pt 2 + Interlude, with Bowling

11. Strange Fascination (Hugo Haas, 1952)
12. The Big Lebowski (JoelEthan Coen, 1998) (re-watch)

Day 5 - The Don't Make Them Like They Used To

13. Against All Odds (Taylor Hackford, 1984)
14. Mirage (Paul Williams, 1995)

Day 6 - Old Guys Still Got It

15. Twilight (Robert Benton, 1998)

Day 7 - Money and Murder in a Modern Way

16. Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998)
17. Freeway (Matthew Bright, 1996)

Day 8 - More Gambling, the Modern Way

18. The Cooler (Wayne Kramer, 2003)

Day 9 - Back to the Classics, With Cages and Spies

19. Caged (John Cromwell, 1950)
20. 5 Fingers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1952)

Day 10 - Peak Noir, but Low on the List

21. Second Chance (James Tinling, 1947)
22. Unmasked (George Blair, 1950)

Day 11 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Haas Pt 3, and a Korean detour

23. One Girl's Confession (Hugo Haas, 1953)
24. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
25. The Other Woman (Hugo Haas, 1954)
26. Ajeossi / The Man From Nowhere (Jeong-Beom Lee, 2010)

Day 12 - The Low Rent World of Hugo Haas Pt 4

27. Hold Back Tomorrow (Hugo Haas, 1955)
28. Hit and Run (Hugo Haas, 1957)

Day 13 - Clown Noir, Ghost Noir, Musical Noir

29. Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)
30. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945)
31. Casbah (John Berry, 1948)

Day 14 - a rest from noir in the cinema
Day 15 - Between Noir and Neo - two films from 1960

32. Hell Is a City (Val Guest, 1960)
33. Key Witness (Phil Karlson, 1960)

Day 16 - Murder and Blackmail in 80s LA

34. Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer, 1981)
35. 52 Pick-Up (John Frankenheimer, 1986)
Day 17 - Late 50s Obscurities

36. Pier 5, Havana (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)

Cahn has started to receive some attention the past few years, inevitable I suppose as it seems that every cheap American genre director of the classic era has gotten some interest now; I can't say that I'm on the Cahn bandwagon at all yet, he doesn't strike me as any better a craftsman than still-forgotten folks like Lew Landers. But looking back it seems that overall I've liked, or at least thought OK, the previous films I've seen, and I was fairly positive about his 1950 noir Destination Murder last year. This unfortunately is the weakest of the films I've seen so far - for Cahn and for this challenge. As you might guess it takes place in Havana, and it's an interesting story in that it deals semi-sympathetically with Castro - the "bad guys" turn out to be Batista loyalists trying to bring him back to power, and our hero Cameron Mitchell, with one of the worst haircuts in film history here, has to stop the plot and also find an old friend who may or may not be mixed up in this, all while romancing Allison Hayes, also mixed up in things. A promising plot of double crosses and political intrigue is unfortunately wiped out by the irredeemable cheapness - virtually every scene is in a near-featureless room somewhere, with only a couple of brief establishing shots taken from stock footage to give us the idea that it's not southern California we're seeing - mediocre to terrible acting, execrable fight sequences, and some of the dumbest plot holes or errors I've seen lately, e.g. the bad guys leaving a loaded gun next to the woman they're holding in another room. This felt much longer than it's 67 minutes.

37. Step Down to Terror (Harry Keller, 1958)

Apparent criminal Johnny (Charles Drake) splits the low-rent apartment he's living in when the heat gets too strong, deciding to go back to the small California town he came from and lie low with his mother, widowed sister-in-law and her young son. But he can't stay hidden long in this riff on Shadow of a Doubt, not when investigator Rod Taylor is on the trail. This didn't do a lot for me, I think in part because there just isn't much mystery or suspense - while it's not totally clear just how bad a guy Johnny is at first, it's pretty clear that he got his money through some illegal means, and most of the film is quite predictable. Drake is pretty good as the con on the lam, and the rest of the cast, including Colleen Moore as widowed sister-in-law and potential love interest Helen, and Marlon Brando's older sister Jocelyn as rich and fashionable widow Lily, is fine, but this just felt quite ordinary in the end.

38. Hidden Fear (André De Toth, 1957)

I've become a big De Toth fan in the last few years, especially for his westerns, and I finally saw a film earlier this year that I'd elevate to the pantheon, his WWII drama None Shall Escape, the first great film to deal with the horrors of the Holocaust in any specific way, done while the war was still going on. The director was one of the best of his era in shooting action scenes, and he had a way of making physical space feel more real and three-dimensional than most - even when shooting on sets he'd make those cheap back lots feel like real western towns with verticality and depth - particularly amazing when you consider that he had only one eye. Much like Brian Wilson, he compensated beautifully for this disability, but it isn't enough to serve him in this dreary and needlessly convoluted Danish co-production, in which John Payne, channeling Mitchum it seems to me, is an American cop in Copenhagen trying to free his sister from a murder charge and stumbling on a counterfeit ring. This suffers from very poor sound recording - it was shot on real locations mostly, even some of the interiors, and for whatever reason it's just not well recorded. Part of this is dubbing - some of the mostly Danish cast are clearly post-dubbed and the sound volume seems to vary enormously as there are other times when live sound from the locations is used; in any case this contributed to making things harder to follow, and it also doesn't help that all the main bad guys are 60ish men who look kind of similar. There is some of DeToth's characteristic quality use of space in the big mansion that's the main set in the last part of the film, and Payne isn't bad, but overall this is rather dull.

Day 18 - Los Angeles Plays It's Noir Self, 1947/97

39. The Unfaithful (Vincent Sherman, 1947)

Sherman specialized in glossy melodrama, and while he made a few films with noir elements, I don't think it was really his forté - or perhaps I should say, the crime/thriller elements weren't his major concern. It was the messiness of male-female relations, of love affairs and longing, that seemed to suit his wheelhouse, probably best exemplified in The Damned Don't Cry. This one is only minimally noir, what it's really concerned with is the future relationship between unfaithful wife Ann Sheridan and husband Zachary Scott. As the film opens, Sheridan kills a man who is apparently invading her home - that's not in doubt, but what is increasingly in doubt is the why of the situation, and when it turns out that Sheridan knew the guy - knew him very well - the crux of the story starts to appear. This is more blunt in it's depiction of infidelity than most Hollywood films of it's period, in fact I can't think of anything quite so direct, and it deserves credit for that. However it often feels very sexist in it's attitudes about the subject - we are only presented with the idea that women cheat on men, and there are a couple of pretty unpleasant lines from lawyer Lew Ayres that reinforce the notion that women's cheating is something really terrible and men's... doesn't matter? Doesn't exist? But then Eve Arden, who appears a few times as the moral center of the film or as a co-center opposing Ayres perhaps, has a lovely little more progressive statement near the end that contradicts some of the misogyny on display elsewhere. So a mixed bag overall, which is fine - American cinema really was just finding it's way in dealing with these subjects. Would be a better film if it didn't drag a little, and if Sheridan and Scott - who I normally like a lot - were a little more compelling. It's really Ayres and Arden that bring the film to life, and they and the somewhat thoughtful attitudes about marriage definitely make this worth seeing, if not the great film that I think it could have been. It's also distinguished by it's location photography - rare at the time - including some nice shots on, and of, the Angel's Flight.

40. City of Industry (John Irvin, 1997)

Low-rent criminal Lee (Timothy Hutton) enlists his friend Jorge (Wade Dominguez) in a scheme he's cooked up to rob some Russian jewelers of millions; to do it they'll have Lee's older brother Roy (Harvey Keitel) and bleach-blonde hotheaded wheelman Skip (Stephen Dorff). Jorge's wife Rachel (Famke Janssen) isn't so hot on the idea but they'll be able to start a new life after it happens. Unfortunately, though the robbery goes without a hitch, it turns out that one of the cons isn't very happy to split his share four ways, and he tries to murder the others, getting two of them but missing the other, who gets away and spends the rest of the film trying to track down the traitor. It should be pretty obvious just from the credits list and the first few minutes of the film that
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. This is reminiscent of John Boorman's Point Blank, with Lee Marvin as a criminal betrayed who spends most of the film stalking those who wronged him - and that was also set in and beautifully shot in L.A., though it didn't have quite as low-rent or grungy a feel to it. So this isn't unfamiliar stuff but it's made enjoyable by the cast, especially Keitel and Janssen, and Thomas Burstyn's evocative photography, though whether any of it is shot in the City of Industry itself, I don't know.

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Post by sol » November 19th, 2019, 3:05 pm

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1. Marked Woman (1937)
2. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
3. The Price of Fear (1956)
4. Memories of Murder (2003)
5. City Across the River (1949)
6. Chinatown at Midnight (1949)
7. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
8. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
9. Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)
10. Take One False Step (1949)
11. Step Down to Terror (1958)
12. The Killer Inside Me (1976)
13. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
14. The Housemaid (1960)
15. I Saw the Devil (2010)
16. I Love Trouble (1948)
17. Spellbound (1945)
18. Storm Fear (1955)
19. Finger Man (1955)

20. Oldboy (2003)

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Post by jeroeno » November 19th, 2019, 5:19 pm

36. Specter of the Rose (1946)

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Post by allisoncm » November 19th, 2019, 5:36 pm

1. Manhandled (1949) 5/10
2. Cry Tough (1959) 5/10
3. Cosh Boy aka The Slasher (1953) 6/10 British Film Noir
4. Twilight Women aka Women of Twilight (1952) 6/10 British Film Noir

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Post by 72aicm » November 19th, 2019, 9:36 pm

42. Bury Me Dead (1947)
43. Across the Bridge (1957)
44. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
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1. Too Late for Tears (1949)
2. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
3. You Only Live Once (1937)
4. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
5. The Hoodlum (1951)
6. Classe tous risques (1960)
7. Bodyguard (1948)
8. Experiment in Terror (1962)
9. Blood on the Moon (1948)
10. The Glass Wall (1953)
11. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
12. Fall Guy (1947)
13. No Man of Her Own (1950)
14. The Whistler (1944)
15. La belle équipe (1936)
16. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
17. The Power of the Whistler (1945)
18. Fury (1936)
19. Akai satsui (1964)
20. Pushover (1954)
21. Caged (1950)
22. Voice of the Whistler (1945)
23. Le septième juré (1962) (l)
24. Strangers in the Night (1944)
25. Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
26. Un maledetto imbroglio (1959)
27. Lady in the Death House (1944)
28. Highway Dragnet (1954)
29. Bewitched (1945)
30. Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
31. Sudden Danger (1955)
32. The Man Is Armed (1956)
33. Strange Impersonation (1946)
34. Strange Triangle (1946)
35. Strange Bargain (1949)
36. The Threat (1949)
37. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
38. The Big Bluff (1955)
39. The Lady Confesses (1945)
40. They Made Me a Killer (1946)
41. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona (2000)
42. Bury Me Dead (1947)
43. Across the Bridge (1957)
44. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

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Post by mightysparks » November 20th, 2019, 6:06 am

13. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 6/10
A reporter who was the key witness in a murder trial becomes the key suspect in a similar crime. This is a pretty short film that manages to pack a lot of stuff in and never lets itself get boring, but it is held back from reaching its full potential as it's quite wooden and flat. The middle part of the film where Michael finds himself racked with guilt from playing his part in the trial as he dreams up the death of his neighbour is the most entertaining part of the film, but the narration of his thoughts is so bland and emotionless that it never creates any tension or excitement. The girlfriend character is one of the worst women characters in the history of cinema and her involvement at the end of the film is awful. Peter Lorre is a creepy looking guy but gives a pretty lame performance.

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5. Crossfire (1947) 6/10
6. On Dangerous Ground (1951) 5/10
7. Criss Cross (1949) 6/10
8. D.O.A. (1949) 5/10
9. Detective Story (1951) 6/10
10. Raw Deal (1948) 5/10
11. I Wake Up Screaming (1941) 6/10
12. The Petrified Forest (1936) 7/10
13. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 6/10
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Post by RBG » November 20th, 2019, 6:31 am

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1. the threat (felix feist 1949)
2. desperate (anthony mann 1947)
3. scandal sheet (phil karlson 1951)
4. touch of evil (orson welles 1958) - 1998 restoration

first time seeing this in many years, the restoration is pretty great! too bad welles didn't live to see it

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he looks like six of the seven deadly sins here and it's a wonder he lived til 1985
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Post by frbrown » November 20th, 2019, 6:36 am

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81. Lady Beware (1987)
82. Mike Hammer: Dead on a Dime (1984)
83. Mike Hammer: Sex Trap (1984)
84. Mike Hammer: Negative Image (1984)
85. Borderline (1950)
86. Escape from Crime (1942)
87. For Them That Trespass (1949)

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1. Southside 1-1000 (1950)
2. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
3. Daybreak (1948)
4. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
5. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
6. Street of Chance (1942)
7. Calling Homicide (1956)
8. The Bedroom Window (1987)
9. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
10. Heist (2001)
11a. Johnny Staccato: Murder in Hi-Fi (1959)
11b. Johnny Staccato: Fly Baby, Fly (1959)
11c. Johnny Staccato: Tempted (1959)
12. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
13. The Steel Jungle (1956)
14. I'll Get You for This (1951)
15. The Return of the Whistler (1948)
16. Iron Man (1951)
17. The Getaway (1994)
18. The Long Haul (1957)
19. Sealed Lips (1942)
20. The Lost Hours (1952)
21. Cry Wolf (1947)
22. Behind the High Wall (1956)
23. Chicago Syndicate (1955)
24. I, Jane Doe (1948)
25. Kiss of Death (1995)
26. I, the Jury (1982)
27. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
28. Never Let Go (1960)
29. The Houston Story (1956)
30. Avant le deluge (1954)
31. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
32. Lust for Gold (1949)
33. Faces in the Dark (1960)
34. The Morning After (1986)
35. The Story of Molly X (1949)
36. The Nickel Ride (1974)
37. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
38. The Judge (1949)
39. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
40. Joe MacBeth (1955)
41. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
42. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
43. Cloudburst (1951)
44a. Man with a Camera: Second Avenue Assassin (1958)
44b. Man with a Camera: The Warning (1958)
44c. Man with a Camera: Profile of a Killer (1958)
45. Femme Fatale (1991)
46. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
47. The Last Page (1952)
48a. Man with a Camera: Turntable (1958)
48b. Man with a Camera: Closeup on Violence (1958)
48c. Johnny Staccato: The Poet's Touch (1959)
49a. Johnny Staccato: The Wild Reed (1959)
49b. Johnny Staccato: A Piece of Paradise (1959)
49c. Johnny Staccato: The Return (1959)
50. The First Deadly Sin (1980)
51. The Shop at Sly Corner (1947)
52. Confession (1955)
53. Best Seller (1987)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Unwise Men (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: Collector's Item (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Man in the Pit (1960)
55. Bad Influence (1990)
56. Narrow Margin (1990)
57. Golden Salamander (1950)
58. Man on Fire (2004)
59. Hell Bound (1957)
60. The Missing Juror (1944)
61a. Peter Gunn: Lynn's Blues (1958)
61b. Peter Gunn: Rough Buck (1958)
61c. Peter Gunn: Image of Sally (1958)
62a. Peter Gunn: The Man with the Scar (1958)
62b. Peter Gunn: Death House Testament (1958)
62c. Peter Gunn: The Torch (1958)
63. The Challenge (1960)
64. Hit List (1989)
65. The Man in the Net (1959)
66. Mike Hammer: 24 Karat Dead (1984)
67. Mike Hammer: Hot Ice (1984)
68. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
69. No Man's Woman (1955)
70. Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)
71. Sharky's Machine (1981)
72. Mike Hammer: Seven Dead Eyes (1984)
73. Mike Hammer: Vickie's Song (1984)
74. Mike Hammer: Shots in the Dark (1984)
75. Genuine Risk (1990)
76. The Killing Time (1987)
77. The General's Mustache (1968)
78. Mortal Passions (1989)
79. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
80. The 3rd Voice (1960)
81. Lady Beware (1987)
82. Mike Hammer: Dead on a Dime (1984)
83. Mike Hammer: Sex Trap (1984)
84. Mike Hammer: Negative Image (1984)
85. Borderline (1950)
86. Escape from Crime (1942)
87. For Them That Trespass (1949)

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Post by jeroeno » November 20th, 2019, 6:45 am

37. All my sons (1948)

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Post by albajos » November 20th, 2019, 7:15 am

RBG wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 6:31 am
first time seeing this in many years, the restoration is pretty great! too bad welles didn't live to see it
He saw the original theatrical copy. Nothing will look better than that anyway.

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Post by Obgeoff » November 20th, 2019, 11:26 am

1. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979, Fassbinder) 9
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Post by sol » November 20th, 2019, 12:28 pm

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1. Marked Woman (1937)
2. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
3. The Price of Fear (1956)
4. Memories of Murder (2003)
5. City Across the River (1949)
6. Chinatown at Midnight (1949)
7. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
8. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
9. Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)
10. Take One False Step (1949)
11. Step Down to Terror (1958)
12. The Killer Inside Me (1976)
13. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
14. The Housemaid (1960)
15. I Saw the Devil (2010)
16. I Love Trouble (1948)
17. Spellbound (1945)
18. Storm Fear (1955)
19. Finger Man (1955)
20. Oldboy (2003)

21. 'C'-Man (1949)

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Bits and pieces are undeniably interesting here - most notably a fight sequence shown simply through shadows on the wall - but the story at hand is not particularly engaging and Dean Jagger's voiceover does little to propel things along. The film is also more dialogue-based than your average noir (thus less atmospheric) and the plot feels incredibly convoluted for what is essentially a tale of a stolen necklace and nefarious parties trying to get it.
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Post by Daviddoes » November 20th, 2019, 12:38 pm

6. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) 710

7. Niagara (1953) 6/10

8. Dark Passage (1947) 6/10

9. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.5/10
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2. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) 7/10
3. Tamjung Hong Gil-dong: Sarajin Ma-eul/ Phantom Detective (2016) 7/10
4. Hollow Triumph (1948) 6/10
5. Suddenly (1954) 5/10
6. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) 710
7. Niagara (1953) 6/10
8. Dark Passage (1947) 6/10
9. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.5/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 20th, 2019, 2:30 pm

10. In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.5 - Great character study that about an irascible man, who's as much trapped by his own violent temperament as the people around him are. The central mystery quickly becomes a backburner. But the tension grows in the final 30 min when the relationship between Bogart and Grahame becomes more and more oppressive. Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame rarely been better.
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1. The Woman in the Window (1944, Fritz Lang): 8.0
2. Boomerang! (1947, Elia Kazan) (rewatch): 7.0 > 7.2
3. They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
4. Force of Evil (1948, Abraham Polonsky): 7.5
5. The Big Clock (1948, John Farrow): 7.8
6. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948, St. John Legh Clowes): 6.8
7. Cry of the City (1948, Robert Siodmak): 7.5
8. Criss Cross (1949, Robert Siodmak): 7.5
9. They Live by Night (1948, Nicholas Ray): 8.8

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Post by allisoncm » November 20th, 2019, 6:10 pm

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1. Manhandled (1949) 5/10
2. Cry Tough (1959) 5/10
3. Cosh Boy aka The Slasher (1953) 6/10 British Film Noir
4. Twilight Women aka Women of Twilight (1952) 6/10 British Film Noir
5. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) 4/10 This aged so poorly.

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Post by flavo5000 » November 20th, 2019, 9:26 pm

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74. The Well (1951)
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75. Janggunui adeul a.k.a. General's Son (1990)
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76. The Offence (1973)
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77. Deux hommes dans Manhattan a.k.a. Two Men In Manhattan (1959)
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78. Broken City (2013)
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79. The Beat Generation (1959)
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80. Nightblade (2016)
List: Too low budget and obscure to be on any lists but it's police procedural plot involving estranged friends reconnecting amidst murders of girls in a local night club and the general 80's neo-noir thriller vibe it seems to be channeling certainly puts in the same bucket as many of the films on the list.

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81. Sleep, My Love (1948)
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82. Shattered (1991)
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1. Appointment with Danger (1950)
2. Rope of Sand (1949)
3. The Tall Target (1951)
4. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
5. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)
6. Storm Warning (1951)
7. Violent Cop (1989)
8. Le silence de la mer (1949)
9. The Burglar (1957)
10. A Double Life (1947)
11. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
12. Crashout (1955)
13. The Unsuspected (1947)
14. Edge of the City (1957)
15. One False Move (1992)
16. L'humanité (1999)
17. Bad Blonde (1953)
18. Alias Nick Beal (1949)
19. In the Bedroom (2001)
20. Panique (!946)
21. They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)
22. Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto a.k.a. Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)
23. Frantic (1988)
24. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
25. Deception (1946)
26. Dalkomhan insaeng a.k.a. A Bittersweet Life (2005)
27. Smoking Tar (2017)
28. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
29. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
30. Sex Wish (1976)
31. Double Cross (1941)
32. Maniac (1963)
33. Ore wa matteru ze a.k.a. I Am Waiting (1957)
34. San Quentin (1937)
35. Johnny Gunman (1957)
36. Time Table (!956)
37-46. Fargo S3E1-10 (2017)
47. Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)
48. State of Grace (1990)
49. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod a.k.a. Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
50. Thérèse Raquin (1953)
51. Whirlpool (1949)
52. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
53. Payback (1999)
54. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
55. Guncrazy (1992)
56. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
57-61a. Môryô no Hako a.k.a. Box of Goblins E1-14(2008)
61b. Martin Kane, Private Eye: Trouble on Board (1951)
62. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
63. Over-Exposed (1956)
64. Jiokhwa a.k.a. Flower in Hell (1958)
65. The Capture (1950)
66. One Girl's Confession (1953)
67. Sabita naifu a.k.a. Rusty Knife (1958)
68. La sirène du Mississipi a.k.a. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
69. The Shadow on the Window (1957)
70. Götter der Pest a.k.a. Gods of the Plague (1970)
71. Julie (!956)
72. Cover Girl Killer! (1959)
73. Specter of the Rose (1946)
74. The Well (1951)
75. Janggunui adeul a.k.a. General's Son (1990)
76. The Offence (1973)
77. Deux hommes dans Manhattan a.k.a. Two Men In Manhattan (1959)
78. Broken City (2013)
79. The Beat Generation (1959)
80. Nightblade (2016)
81. Sleep, My Love (1948)
82. Shattered (1991)

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Post by allisoncm » November 20th, 2019, 10:07 pm

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1. Manhandled (1949) 5/10
2. Cry Tough (1959) 5/10
3. Cosh Boy aka The Slasher (1953) 6/10 British Film Noir
4. Twilight Women aka Women of Twilight (1952) 6/10 British Film Noir
5. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) 4/10 This aged so poorly.
6. The Human Jungle (1954) 2/10 This movie makes excuses for police brutality.

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Post by 72aicm » November 20th, 2019, 10:26 pm

45. The Glass Alibi (1946)
46. Destiny (1944)
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1. Too Late for Tears (1949)
2. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
3. You Only Live Once (1937)
4. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
5. The Hoodlum (1951)
6. Classe tous risques (1960)
7. Bodyguard (1948)
8. Experiment in Terror (1962)
9. Blood on the Moon (1948)
10. The Glass Wall (1953)
11. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
12. Fall Guy (1947)
13. No Man of Her Own (1950)
14. The Whistler (1944)
15. La belle équipe (1936)
16. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)
17. The Power of the Whistler (1945)
18. Fury (1936)
19. Akai satsui (1964)
20. Pushover (1954)
21. Caged (1950)
22. Voice of the Whistler (1945)
23. Le septième juré (1962) (l)
24. Strangers in the Night (1944)
25. Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
26. Un maledetto imbroglio (1959)
27. Lady in the Death House (1944)
28. Highway Dragnet (1954)
29. Bewitched (1945)
30. Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
31. Sudden Danger (1955)
32. The Man Is Armed (1956)
33. Strange Impersonation (1946)
34. Strange Triangle (1946)
35. Strange Bargain (1949)
36. The Threat (1949)
37. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
38. The Big Bluff (1955)
39. The Lady Confesses (1945)
40. They Made Me a Killer (1946)
41. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona (2000)
42. Bury Me Dead (1947)
43. Across the Bridge (1957)
44. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
45. The Glass Alibi (1946)
46. Destiny (1944)

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83. Under the Silver Lake (2018)
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84-87. Kami sama no memo chô a.k.a. Heaven's Memo Pad S1E1-12 (2011)
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88. Young and Innocent (1937)
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89. Kenjû zankoku monogatari a.k.a. Cruel Gun Story (1964)
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90. The Big Sleep (1978)
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91. Igla a.k.a. The Needle (1988)
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1. Appointment with Danger (1950)
2. Rope of Sand (1949)
3. The Tall Target (1951)
4. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
5. Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)
6. Storm Warning (1951)
7. Violent Cop (1989)
8. Le silence de la mer (1949)
9. The Burglar (1957)
10. A Double Life (1947)
11. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
12. Crashout (1955)
13. The Unsuspected (1947)
14. Edge of the City (1957)
15. One False Move (1992)
16. L'humanité (1999)
17. Bad Blonde (1953)
18. Alias Nick Beal (1949)
19. In the Bedroom (2001)
20. Panique (!946)
21. They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)
22. Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto a.k.a. Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)
23. Frantic (1988)
24. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
25. Deception (1946)
26. Dalkomhan insaeng a.k.a. A Bittersweet Life (2005)
27. Smoking Tar (2017)
28. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
29. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
30. Sex Wish (1976)
31. Double Cross (1941)
32. Maniac (1963)
33. Ore wa matteru ze a.k.a. I Am Waiting (1957)
34. San Quentin (1937)
35. Johnny Gunman (1957)
36. Time Table (!956)
37-46. Fargo S3E1-10 (2017)
47. Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)
48. State of Grace (1990)
49. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod a.k.a. Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
50. Thérèse Raquin (1953)
51. Whirlpool (1949)
52. The Clay Pigeon (1949)
53. Payback (1999)
54. Mine Own Executioner (1947)
55. Guncrazy (1992)
56. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
57-61a. Môryô no Hako a.k.a. Box of Goblins E1-14(2008)
61b. Martin Kane, Private Eye: Trouble on Board (1951)
62. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
63. Over-Exposed (1956)
64. Jiokhwa a.k.a. Flower in Hell (1958)
65. The Capture (1950)
66. One Girl's Confession (1953)
67. Sabita naifu a.k.a. Rusty Knife (1958)
68. La sirène du Mississipi a.k.a. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
69. The Shadow on the Window (1957)
70. Götter der Pest a.k.a. Gods of the Plague (1970)
71. Julie (!956)
72. Cover Girl Killer! (1959)
73. Specter of the Rose (1946)
74. The Well (1951)
75. Janggunui adeul a.k.a. General's Son (1990)
76. The Offence (1973)
77. Deux hommes dans Manhattan a.k.a. Two Men In Manhattan (1959)
78. Broken City (2013)
79. The Beat Generation (1959)
80. Nightblade (2016)
81. Sleep, My Love (1948)
82. Shattered (1991)
83. Under the Silver Lake (2018)
84-87. Kami sama no memo chô a.k.a. Heaven's Memo Pad S1E1-12 (2011)
88. Young and Innocent (1937)
89. Kenjû zankoku monogatari a.k.a. Cruel Gun Story (1964)
90. The Big Sleep (1978)
91. Igla a.k.a. The Needle (1988)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 21st, 2019, 1:16 pm

11. Niagara (1953, Henry Hathaway): 5.5 - Mostly a vehicle for Monroe and well.. the Niagara Fall, this noir in technicolor has a very predictable Hitchcockian plot. Monroe could be good, but in this she's at her worst most stereotypical blonde bombshell. Cotten's character is badly underwritten, it doesn't helpt that Cotten is phoning it in. Only Jean Peters is halfway decent. It has some great shots that are more reminiscent of Douglas Sirk movies than a black and white noir, but also many horrible fake studio shots.
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1. The Woman in the Window (1944, Fritz Lang): 8.0
2. Boomerang! (1947, Elia Kazan) (rewatch): 7.0 > 7.2
3. They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti): 6.8
4. Force of Evil (1948, Abraham Polonsky): 7.5
5. The Big Clock (1948, John Farrow): 7.8
6. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948, St. John Legh Clowes): 6.8
7. Cry of the City (1948, Robert Siodmak): 7.5
8. Criss Cross (1949, Robert Siodmak): 7.5
9. They Live by Night (1948, Nicholas Ray): 8.8
10. In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.5

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Post by frbrown » November 21st, 2019, 2:04 pm

88. Riding Bean (1989)
89. Mike Hammer: The Perfect Twenty (1984)
90. Forbidden (1953)

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1. Southside 1-1000 (1950)
2. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
3. Daybreak (1948)
4. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
5. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
6. Street of Chance (1942)
7. Calling Homicide (1956)
8. The Bedroom Window (1987)
9. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
10. Heist (2001)
11a. Johnny Staccato: Murder in Hi-Fi (1959)
11b. Johnny Staccato: Fly Baby, Fly (1959)
11c. Johnny Staccato: Tempted (1959)
12. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
13. The Steel Jungle (1956)
14. I'll Get You for This (1951)
15. The Return of the Whistler (1948)
16. Iron Man (1951)
17. The Getaway (1994)
18. The Long Haul (1957)
19. Sealed Lips (1942)
20. The Lost Hours (1952)
21. Cry Wolf (1947)
22. Behind the High Wall (1956)
23. Chicago Syndicate (1955)
24. I, Jane Doe (1948)
25. Kiss of Death (1995)
26. I, the Jury (1982)
27. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
28. Never Let Go (1960)
29. The Houston Story (1956)
30. Avant le deluge (1954)
31. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
32. Lust for Gold (1949)
33. Faces in the Dark (1960)
34. The Morning After (1986)
35. The Story of Molly X (1949)
36. The Nickel Ride (1974)
37. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
38. The Judge (1949)
39. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
40. Joe MacBeth (1955)
41. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
42. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
43. Cloudburst (1951)
44a. Man with a Camera: Second Avenue Assassin (1958)
44b. Man with a Camera: The Warning (1958)
44c. Man with a Camera: Profile of a Killer (1958)
45. Femme Fatale (1991)
46. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
47. The Last Page (1952)
48a. Man with a Camera: Turntable (1958)
48b. Man with a Camera: Closeup on Violence (1958)
48c. Johnny Staccato: The Poet's Touch (1959)
49a. Johnny Staccato: The Wild Reed (1959)
49b. Johnny Staccato: A Piece of Paradise (1959)
49c. Johnny Staccato: The Return (1959)
50. The First Deadly Sin (1980)
51. The Shop at Sly Corner (1947)
52. Confession (1955)
53. Best Seller (1987)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Unwise Men (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: Collector's Item (1959)
54a. Johnny Staccato: The Man in the Pit (1960)
55. Bad Influence (1990)
56. Narrow Margin (1990)
57. Golden Salamander (1950)
58. Man on Fire (2004)
59. Hell Bound (1957)
60. The Missing Juror (1944)
61a. Peter Gunn: Lynn's Blues (1958)
61b. Peter Gunn: Rough Buck (1958)
61c. Peter Gunn: Image of Sally (1958)
62a. Peter Gunn: The Man with the Scar (1958)
62b. Peter Gunn: Death House Testament (1958)
62c. Peter Gunn: The Torch (1958)
63. The Challenge (1960)
64. Hit List (1989)
65. The Man in the Net (1959)
66. Mike Hammer: 24 Karat Dead (1984)
67. Mike Hammer: Hot Ice (1984)
68. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)
69. No Man's Woman (1955)
70. Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)
71. Sharky's Machine (1981)
72. Mike Hammer: Seven Dead Eyes (1984)
73. Mike Hammer: Vickie's Song (1984)
74. Mike Hammer: Shots in the Dark (1984)
75. Genuine Risk (1990)
76. The Killing Time (1987)
77. The General's Mustache (1968)
78. Mortal Passions (1989)
79. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
80. The 3rd Voice (1960)
81. Lady Beware (1987)
82. Mike Hammer: Dead on a Dime (1984)
83. Mike Hammer: Sex Trap (1984)
84. Mike Hammer: Negative Image (1984)
85. Borderline (1950)
86. Escape from Crime (1942)
87. For Them That Trespass (1949)
88. Riding Bean (1989)
89. Mike Hammer: The Perfect Twenty (1984)
90. Forbidden (1953)

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Post by blueboybob » November 21st, 2019, 2:46 pm

129. The Enforcer (1951)
130. House of Bamboo (1955)
131. Hustle (1975)
132. I Walk Alone (1947)
133. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
134. No Man of Her Own (1950)
135. Party Girl (1958)
136. Série noire (1979)
137. Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

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Post by peeptoad » November 21st, 2019, 8:28 pm

Well, I was really hoping to watch more for this challenge, but I am currently at the mercy of my job and personal obligations are cutting into my film time so I have to call it a month here.
Thanks for hosting, clemmetarey.

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