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5. Tension (John Berry, 1949) 7.5/10 ... #AudreyTotter
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60. The Arnelo Affair (Arch Oboler, 1947) #EveArden
List: TSPDT Noir #605

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61. Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme, 1979)
List: TSPDT Noir #854

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62. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
List: "Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons

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63. Bellman and True (Richard Loncraine, 1987)
List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

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64. Walking the Edge (Norbert Meisel, 1985)
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65. Eyes in the Night (Fred Zinnemann, 1942)
List: Taschen Film Noir
Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)

53. Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955) #JoanCrawford
54. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
55. The Man Is Armed (Franklin Adreon, 1958)
56. A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) #EllaRaines
57. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, 1939)
58. Fog Island (Terry O. Morse, 1945)
59. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941)
60. The Arnelo Affair (Arch Oboler, 1947) #EveArden
61. Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme, 1979)
62. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
63. Bellman and True (Richard Loncraine, 1987)
64. Walking the Edge (Norbert Meisel, 1985)
65. Eyes in the Night (Fred Zinnemann, 1942)
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12. The Long Good Friday (1980)
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1. Borderline (1980)
2. Miami Blues (1990)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. Le passager de la pluie (1970)
5. Karachi (1989)
6. Off Limits (1988)
7. Criss Cross (1949)
8. The Black Dahlia (2006)
9. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)
10. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
11. In Cold Blood (1967)
12. The Long Good Friday (1980)
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20. Black Rain (1989, Scott) 6,5/10
21. The Unsuspected (1947, Curtiz) 6/10 #AudreyTotter

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines
19. The Arnelo Affair (1947, Oboler) 5,5/10 #EveArden
20. Black Rain (1989, Scott) 6,5/10
21. The Unsuspected (1947, Curtiz) 6/10 #AudreyTotter
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7. Hangover Square-1945: 10/10 #LindaDarnell
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1. The Good Die Young-1954: 7/10 #GloriaGrahame
2. The Postman Always Rings Twice-1944: 8/10 #LanaTurner
3. A Double Life-1947: 6/10 #ShelleyWinters
4. Highway Dragnet-1954: 8/10 #JoanBennett
5. Apology for Murder-1945: 5/10 #AnnSavage
6. I Wake Up Screaming-1941: 7/10
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Darkness descends
1. Crossfire (1947) #GloriaGrahame
2. Johnny Eager (1941) #LanaTurner
3. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) #ShelleyWinters
4. The Woman in the Window (1944) #JoanBennett
5. Apology for Murder (1945) #AnnSavage
6. While the City Sleeps (1956) #IdaLupino
7. The Chase (1946) 5/10
This was definitely a movie. Not bad, per se, just didn't come together.
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(Screenshot from the downbeat and well-observed 'The Embezzler'; Poster from 'Girl in Room 13' - for the femme fatale; the poster is rather better than the flick itself)

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10. El pendiente / The Earring (1951, León Klimovsky) - 9/10
11. The Embezzler (1954, John Gilling) - 7/10
12. The Counterfeit Plan (1957, Montgomery Tully) - 5.5/10
13. Girl in Room 13 (1960, Richard E. Cunha) - 4.5 or 5/10
14. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982, Christopher Petit) - 6/10
15. Hvítur, hvítur dagur / A White, White Day (2019, Hlynur Pálmason) - 6.5/10

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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184
21. Red Rock West (1993) TSP Noirs #396
22. State of Grace (1990) TSP Noirs #690

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This has scattered intense and thrilling sequences - most notably a part where they suspect that there has been a hit, almost leading to a shootout in broad daylight. The cross-cutting between parade and gun action towards the end is well done too. For the most part though, the film is rather light on thrills and action, and is more of a moody and brooding drama. With a hardly stellar romance in the mix though, straight drama mode is not the film's strongest suit.
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26. The Shanghai Gesture (1941) - 7/10 #GeneTierney
27. They WOn’t Believe Me (1947) - 7/10 #JoanHarrison
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29. The Clay Pigeon (1949) * 63 min.
30. Follow Me Quietly (1949) * 59 min.

Two very good B noirs directed by Richard Fleischer. In The Clay Pigeon, a sailor (Bill Williams) awakes from a two year coma to learn that he has been accused of treason while a prisoner in the Philippines, and escapes to try to find out what happened, with some unlikely allies. In Follow Me Quietly, a police detective (William Lundigan) tries to catch a serial killer who strangles people when it rains. This was one of the few movies this month where I would have liked to have seen more development of the romance between the detective and the reporter (Dorothy Patrick).
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
24. 711 Ocean Drive (1950) * 102 min.
25. Detour (1945) 68 min.  #Ann Savage
26. Slightly Scarlet (1956) * 94 min.
27. Beat the Devil (1953) * 89 min.
28. Rainy Dog (1997) * 94 min.
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38. Homicide (1949, Felix Jacoves) - 6/10
--- Homicide (1949) isn't the most essential of noirs, but it's serviceable, especially with Alan's dad Robert Alda as the dubious bartender. Does have some clever ideas to play into the villains Robert Douglas is chasing, so a competent enough crime fighter.


39. House of Strangers (1949, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) - 7/10
--- Felt the ending was a cop out, but there was so much to love about this troubled family dynamic. First off, Edward G. Robinson was really superb as the father. Classic big mouth manipulator who always has to have it his way. Richard Conte was real strong as the independent son being betrayed by his other brothers. Great role for him. If only the ending had been as hot blooded as the rest of the story...


40. Illegal Entry (1949, Frederick De Cordova) - 4/10
--- Rather routine undercover crime story with Howard Duff on the job as a pilot in the smuggling racket. Competent, but ultimately bland.


41. Impact (1949, Arthur Lubin) - 6/10
--- Had enough intrigue to make an Impact (1949). A devious murderous wife and her revengeful old man provided enough twists to entertain, though it might have been a tad bit on the long side. Still a explosive take on a murder story.


42. Jigsaw (1949, Fletcher Markle) - 4/10
--- Had ideas, but in a way I found the execution of those ideas for the most part off-putting. So what I ended-up with was an odd (bad?) noir experience.


43. Johnny Allegro (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
--- Good crime flick driven by that George Raft flavor. That means a fairly chill experience while still presenting that hard exterior of the criminal world. Doesn't have the most ideas to deliver, but what it does deliver it does well.


44. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, William Castle) - 6/10
--- Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) was hardly the deepest of undercover stories. Does provide some hot twists and doesn't milk the suspense like many of these kinds of flicks does, so in that regard I found it enjoyable.


45. Knock on Any Door (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
--- Humphrey Bogart as a defense lawyer had all the earmarks of a good film, but it ends-up one of Bogart's lesser roles of the period. He plays the character fairly unspectacular, straight and honest, while his young client gets too much screen time focusing on the events leading-up to his crime. Derek wasn't bad, but John Derek list of marriages is a lot more impressive than his movie roles, which can be explained by his good looks exceeding the personality he could portray on screen.


46. Man on the Run (1949, Lawrence Huntington) - 6/10
--- Man on the Run (1949) isn't anything spectacular, even if its a about someone on the run wrongly accused of murder. It's very British, so it's more subdued, and surprisingly enjoyable. Felt human.


47. Manhandled (1949, Lewis R. Foster) - 5/10
--- Dan Duryea was almost too involved with everything to not get caught. Took some of the tension away, though it had a lot of plot going on to fill the time in a entertaining manner. Dorothy Lamour was fairly forgettable in this role, but it was more a story driven crime film than personality based, Also, Duryea was kind of smearing enough of that for everybody. This was okay, but wasn't loving it.


48. Night Unto Night (1949, Don Siegel) - 5/10
--- I appreciate what they were going for. A psychologically deep drama and a lot of atmoshere. The problem was Ronald Reagan's range was never that deep. Never was and would ever be. What it does bring is two Scandinavian ladies that brought intrigue to the experience. Danish girl Osa Massen who was nearing the end of her Hollywood career and Swedish Viveca Lindfors who was just starting her rise in. I found Osa very effective in her role. Wasn't often I found her favorable, but here she made the most impact. Lindfors as the sweeter of the two did her part as well. With a more suited leading man for such a story, I'm sure this film would have been of higher regard.


49. Obsession (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 7/10
--- I think I would have liked a little more hatred from the wife. Built that up a bit more. Otherwise this was a remarkable Obsession (1949). Robert Newton was a truly cunning revengeful husband. One I was almost rooting for. Then came one of the cricket boys, Naunton Wayne, to investigate the disappearance of his wife's lover, and he was the most sympathetic superintendent, and I started rooting for him. Couldn't cared less about that American chap. Should have died. Unfortunately, he was the only one in the film that found true love in the end. Don't know what Monty saw in him.


50. Port of New York (1949, Laslo Benedek) - 4/10
--- One of the movies that tried a more realistic look at crime fighting. Almost documentary feel at times. Sadly, it lacked personality. That might sound surprising when I say Yul Brynner was one of the stars. Actually this was his film debut... and he had hair! Declining, but still hair. Might be one of the reasons it took another 7 years before he'd get another movie. He hadn't found *that* look yet. As for Port of New York (1949), being decent at what it was attempting, there were far better attempts at this style the previous year.

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1. Entre onze heures et minuit [Between Eleven and Midnight] (1949, Henri Decoin) - 6/10
2. Riso Amaro [Bitter Rice] (1949, Giuseppe De Santis) - 8/10
3. Les eaux troubles [Troubled Waters] (1949, Henri Calef) - 5/10
4. Manon (1949, Henri-Georges Clouzot) - 7/10
5. Une si jolie petite plage [Riptide] (1949, Yves Allégret) - 5/10
6. Salón México (1949, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
7. Give Us This Day (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 6/10
8. Without Honor (1949, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
9. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949, Robert Stevenson) - 7/10
10. Trapped (1949, Richard Fleischer) - 6/10
11. Abandoned (1949, Joseph M. Newman) - 5/10
12. Caught (1949, Max Ophüls) - 7/10
13. Conspirator (1949, Victor Saville) - 5/10
14. White Heat (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 9/10
15. A Dangerous Profession (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
16. A Woman's Secret (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
17. Alias Nick Beal (1949, John Farrow) - 6/10
18. The Accused (1949, William Dieterle) - 6/10
19. The Big Steal (1949, Don Siegel) - 6/10
20. The Bribe (1949, Robert Z. Leonard & Vincente Minnelli) - 6/10
21. The Crooked Way (1949, Robert Florey) - 5/10
22. The Devil's Sleep (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 2/10
23. 'C'-Man (1949, Joseph Lerner) - 5/10
24. All the King's Men (1949, Robert Rossen) - 7/10
25. Any Number Can Play (1949, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
26. Beyond the Forest (1949, King Vidor) - 7/10
27. Black Magic (1949, Gregory Ratoff & Orson Welles) - 7/10
28. Border Incident (1949, Anthony Mann) - 7/10
29. Boys in Brown (1949, Montgomery Tully) - 5/10
30. Chicago Deadline (1949, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
31. City Across the River (1949, Maxwell Shane) - 6/10
32. Champion (1949, Mark Robson) - 8/10
33. Criss Cross (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 8/10
34. D.O.A. (1949, Rudolph Maté) - 7/10
35. Flamingo Road (1949, Michael Curtiz) - 6/10
36. Flaxy Martin (1949, Richard L. Bare) - 6/10
37. For Them That Trespass (1949, Alberto Cavalcanti) - 5/10
38. Homicide (1949, Felix Jacoves) - 6/10
39. House of Strangers (1949, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) - 7/10
40. Illegal Entry (1949, Frederick De Cordova) - 4/10
41. Impact (1949, Arthur Lubin) - 6/10
42. Jigsaw (1949, Fletcher Markle) - 4/10
43. Johnny Allegro (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
44. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, William Castle) - 6/10
45. Knock on Any Door (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
46. Man on the Run (1949, Lawrence Huntington) - 6/10
47. Manhandled (1949, Lewis R. Foster) - 5/10
48. Night Unto Night (1949, Don Siegel) - 5/10
49. Obsession (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 7/10
50. Port of New York (1949, Laslo Benedek) - 4/10
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66. Under the Gun (Ted Tetzlaff, 1951) #AudreyTotter
List: TSPDT Noir #472

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67. The Big Easy (Jim McBride, 1986)
List: TSPDT Noir #721

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68. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (Gordon Douglas, 1946)
List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide

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69. The Shadow Strikes (Lynn Shores, 1937)
List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir

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70. Deadfall (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012)
List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)

53. Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955) #JoanCrawford
54. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
55. The Man Is Armed (Franklin Adreon, 1958)
56. A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) #EllaRaines
57. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, 1939)
58. Fog Island (Terry O. Morse, 1945)
59. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941)
60. The Arnelo Affair (Arch Oboler, 1947) #EveArden
61. Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme, 1979)
62. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
63. Bellman and True (Richard Loncraine, 1987)
64. Walking the Edge (Norbert Meisel, 1985)
65. Eyes in the Night (Fred Zinnemann, 1942)
66. Under the Gun (Ted Tetzlaff, 1951) #AudreyTotter
67. The Big Easy (Jim McBride, 1986)
68. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (Gordon Douglas, 1946)
69. The Shadow Strikes (Lynn Shores, 1937)
70. Deadfall (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012)
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31. Gun Crazy (1950) - Re-watch. Had some memory of the general concept and some individual moments and images, but this repeat viewing definitely bumped it up a few notches for me. As an American living in current year, the subject matter and thematic material all surrounding the titular firearm is a lot to unpack, but much of this is so engrossing that any potential discomfort is quickly forgotten.
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1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
27. No Sudden Move (2021)
28. City that Never Sleeps (1953)
29. Sudden Fear (1952)
30. The Paradine Case (1947)
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22. The Big Steal (1949, Siegel) 5,5/10 #JaneGreer

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines
19. The Arnelo Affair (1947, Oboler) 5,5/10 #EveArden
20. Black Rain (1989, Scott) 6,5/10
21. The Unsuspected (1947, Curtiz) 6/10 #AudreyTotter
22. The Big Steal (1949, Siegel) 5,5/10 #JaneGreer
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1. Basic Instinct (1992) 7/10
2. Framed (1947) 7/10
3. The Dark Past (1948) 5/10
4. The Parallax View (1974) 7/10
5. The Suspect (1944) 6/10
6. Coup de torchon (1981) 8/10
7. Guilty Bystander (1950) 7/10
8. Hollywood Story (1951) 6/10
9. Drive a Crooked Road (1954) 8/10
10. Johnny O'Clock (1947) 7/10
11. The Furies (1950) 6/10
12. Dead Again (1991) 5/10
13. The Public Eye (1992) 6/10
14. Deep Cover (1992) 6/10

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1. The Big Heat (1953) - 7/10 #GloriaGrahame
2. Johnny Eager (1942) - 7/10 #LanaTurner
3. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - 5/10 #ShelleyWinters
4. The Woman in the Window (1944) - 8/10 #JoanBennett
5. Detour (1945) - 5/10 #AnnSavage
6. Ladies in Retirement (1941) - 5/10 #IdaLupino
7. This Gun for Hire (1942) - 6/10 #VeronicaLake
8. Act of Violence (1948) - 8/10 #MaryAstor
9. Too Late for Tears (1949) - 8/10 #LizabethScott
10. The Narrow Margin (1952) - 9/10 #MarieWindsor
11. Fallen Angel (1945) - 6/10 #LindaDarnell
12. City Across the River (1949) - 6/10 #ThelmaRitter
13. Pickup on South Street (1953) - 7/10 #JeanPeters
14. The Damned Don't Cry (1950) - 7/10 #JoanCrawford
15. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) - 6/10 #EllaRaines
16. Whiplash (1948) - 8/10 #EveArden
17. FBI Girl (1951) - 6/10 #AudreyTotter
18. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - 4/10

19. Out of the Past (1947) - 7/10 #JaneGreer

Jane Greer is a name I have heard of before but this was actually my first film of hers, she is definitely someone who I would be happy to look into watching some more of. The star of the movie of course though is Robert Mitchum who was able to turn out a non-wooden performance, it is amazing how much a movie can benefit when he puts some effort in.

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1. LA Confidental (Curtis Hanson 1997) Rewatch 9.5-->9.0
Not as impressive the second time around, though still on a top level. It's perhaps one of the best modern mainstream films around, as it has a tight script, flows well and a cast that feels perfectly distinct from each other. The tough but sensitive Crowe, the good boy Pearce and of course Rapey Spacey. I'm actually sad that so few directors attempt to make noir stories set in the 40's/50's. There are still stories left to be told.

2. Frozen River (Courtney Hunt 2008) 7.2/10
Mellisa Leo is left to take care of her 2 kids after her husband leaves her. Luckily for her automation hasn't reached America yet, so she still has a part time job at a grocery store. It's not enough though, so she teams up with a native lady to do some dirty business with her car, when the sun goes down. I think it did a good job illustrating how poverty combined with responsibility can push decent people into crime, when everything seems hopeless.
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1. LA Confidental (Curtis Hanson 1997) Rewatch 9.5-->9.0
2. Frozen River (Courtney Hunt 2008) 7.2/10
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6. The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler, 1942) 6.5/10 ... #VeronicaLake
7. Los tallos amargos (Fernando Ayala, 1956) 7.5/10
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5. The Lineup (Don Siegel, 1958) [Rewatch] 8- (=)
noir, c'est noir
1. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) 6
2. Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards, 1975) 7
3. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995) [Rewatch] 7
4. The New Centurions (Richard Fleischer, 1972) 7-
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My favourite first-time viewing so far this month:
Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184
21. Red Rock West (1993) TSP Noirs #396
22. State of Grace (1990) TSP Noirs #690
23. Narrow Margin (1990) TSP Noirs #848

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This remake of The Narrow Margin is actually more character-based; Anne Archer progresses well from sarcastic and scornful of Gene Hackman to genuinely feeling thankful and protected. Hackman has a very humanly flawed character too as he has to contend with the fact that he actually placed her in danger by travelling to her hideout while followed. It is the train suspense scenes that really sizzle though with the film often feeling downright Hitchcockian.
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31. Gambling House (1950) * 80 min.

Victor Mature is good as a gambler mixed up in a killing who faces an additional, unexpected problem as a result. Terry Moore is equally good as a sweet, idealistic social worker who tries to give him a different way of looking at his problem and his life.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
24. 711 Ocean Drive (1950) * 102 min.
25. Detour (1945) 68 min.  #Ann Savage
26. Slightly Scarlet (1956) * 94 min.
27. Beat the Devil (1953) * 89 min.
28. Rainy Dog (1997) * 94 min.
29. The Clay Pigeon (1949) * 63 min.
30. Follow Me Quietly (1949) * 59 min.
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184
21. Red Rock West (1993) TSP Noirs #396
22. State of Grace (1990) TSP Noirs #690
23. Narrow Margin (1990) TSP Noirs #848
24. The Nice Guys (2016) Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #2

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The 1970s décor and costumes are great here, though the film's biggest sell-point is its stars. Both characters are abrasive at first and it takes a long time to warm towards them, but they share dialogue exchanges amazingly well once they become more like friends than archenemies. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are, however, outshone by Angourie Rice as Gosling's precocious amateur detective daughter. The mystery they are solving is a bit dull though.
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71. Against All Odds (Taylor Hackford, 1984) #JaneGreer
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72. The Girl in Black Stockings (Howard W. Koch, 1957)
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73. Copkiller (l'assassino dei poliziotti) a.k.a. Order of Death a.k.a. Corrupt (Roberto Faenza, 1983)
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74. Great Guy (John G. Blystone, 1936)
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75. Blue, White and Perfect (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
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76. The Steel Jungle (Walter Doniger, 1956)
List: TSPDT Noir #823
Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)

53. Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955) #JoanCrawford
54. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
55. The Man Is Armed (Franklin Adreon, 1958)
56. A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) #EllaRaines
57. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, 1939)
58. Fog Island (Terry O. Morse, 1945)
59. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941)
60. The Arnelo Affair (Arch Oboler, 1947) #EveArden
61. Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme, 1979)
62. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
63. Bellman and True (Richard Loncraine, 1987)
64. Walking the Edge (Norbert Meisel, 1985)
65. Eyes in the Night (Fred Zinnemann, 1942)
66. Under the Gun (Ted Tetzlaff, 1951) #AudreyTotter
67. The Big Easy (Jim McBride, 1986)
68. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (Gordon Douglas, 1946)
69. The Shadow Strikes (Lynn Shores, 1937)
70. Deadfall (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012)
71. Against All Odds (Taylor Hackford, 1984) #JaneGreer
72. The Girl in Black Stockings (Howard W. Koch, 1957)
73. Copkiller (l'assassino dei poliziotti) a.k.a. Order of Death a.k.a. Corrupt (Roberto Faenza, 1983)
74. Great Guy (John G. Blystone, 1936)
75. Blue, White and Perfect (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
76. The Steel Jungle (Walter Doniger, 1956)
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32. Too Late For Tears (1949) - Another one I've seen and rated on IMDB, but have little recollection of. A nice refresher, and once again my rating of 7/10 is unchanged.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
27. No Sudden Move (2021)
28. City that Never Sleeps (1953)
29. Sudden Fear (1952)
30. The Paradine Case (1947)
31. Gun Crazy (1950)
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8. The Last Seduction (John Dahl, 1994) 8/10
9. The Night Holds Terror (Andrew L. Stone, 1955) 6.5/10
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23. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (Assault on the Pay Train, 1962, Farias) 4,5/10
#123 A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
24. El aura (The Aura, 2005, Bielinsky) 6,5/10
#141 A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
25. King of New York (1990, Ferrara) 6,5/10
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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines
19. The Arnelo Affair (1947, Oboler) 5,5/10 #EveArden
20. Black Rain (1989, Scott) 6,5/10
21. The Unsuspected (1947, Curtiz) 6/10 #AudreyTotter
22. The Big Steal (1949, Siegel) 5,5/10 #JaneGreer
23. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (Assault on the Pay Train, 1962, Farias) 4,5/10
24. El aura (The Aura, 2005, Bielinsky) 6,5/10
25. King of New York (1990, Ferrara) 6,5/10
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184
21. Red Rock West (1993) TSP Noirs #396
22. State of Grace (1990) TSP Noirs #690
23. Narrow Margin (1990) TSP Noirs #848
24. The Nice Guys (2016) Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #2
25. The Getaway (1972) REVISION TSP Noirs #665

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This still impresses on rewatch as an unusual heist/chase movie, though the effect is not quite the same. As usual, Sam Peckinpah infuses his film with slow motion and instant replay, while Quincy Jones provides a music score that is more moody than thrilling and suspenseful. Indeed, despite some great high octane thrills and suspense, this feels more about the relationship between Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw - something that has its pluses and minuses.
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51. Red Light (1949, Roy Del Ruth) - 6/10
--- This crime flick got enough of that gritty feel to deliver what's expected from it. While it stars George Raft, who plays it cool as usual, he's surrounded by characters that'll do what he don't. Express themselves, So Red Light (1949) becomes a more alive crime film than your usual Raft.


52. Reign of Terror (1949, Anthony Mann) - 6/10
--- This variation of the French revolution was very moody. Got a lot of dark tones as it's main feature. Almost unpolished in it's execution. Felt like they had a vision, being overly enthusiastic about the noir trends of the day, but didn't quite have the fingerspitzgefühl to do it expertly. Still the atmosphere was there, and it was by far what was carrying the experience.


53. Rope of Sand (1949, William Dieterle) - 7/10
--- While the story is completely different, I couldn't help get Casablanca vibes from Rope of Sand (1949). Don't know why. Perhaps because Paul Henreid is there, though he plays a bad guy here, and is quite a interesting character. He was the one that made this film cool for me. Or maybe it was just the mind games going on in a exotic location. Either way, Burt Lancaster comes off looking good, with a weird but fascinating chemistry with Corinne Calvet that couldn't help create a smile on my face. Perhaps not the most icon of films from this period, but absolutely quality in my eyes.


54. Scene of the Crime (1949, Roy Rowland) - 5/10
--- Wow, MGM attempting a film noir! And with Van Johnson of all people. Wasn't off-putting, but you could understand why this was not Van's thing. Also MGM was moving into a territory there was not masters at. Good attempt, but MGM was always visually the squeaky clean studio, so Scene of the Crime (1949) lacks the gritty feel that's so important in a great noir.


55. Shockproof (1949, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
--- Shockproof (1949) was onto something, but the end result was a little too plain. Still a good crime to straight romance that Cornel Wilde did a good job at.


56. Silent Dust (1949, Lance Comfort) - 4/10
--- Silent Dust (1949) slowly grew into something, but this British production didn't seem to be aimed toward me.


57. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed) - 9/10
--- The Third Man (1949) captures a very specific, complicated, changing era. Both in the real would with the political mess that was the post-World War II Europe, and also as far as the changing cinematic mood of the time. Very expressive darker tones with intricate characters and a atmosphere that carries the experience almost more than the plot itself. In a way, the main plot of finding this Harry Lime felt almost like the red herring in Carol Reed composition. That was until he finally turned-up in the shape of Orson Welles, who dazzles you with that eccentric aura he possessed. The tension heightens immediately and the mood changes completely from Joseph Cotten stumbling his way elegantly through the political minefield to a proper cat and mouse chase through the sewers of Austria. There's truly something special being captured here. Perfectly illustrated by that moment with the balloon guy. A scene I'll never forget!


58. Take One False Step (1949, Chester Erskine) - 5/10
--- Can you teach an old dog new tricks? That's what happens here, as they throw William Powell in a noir style adventure. He was always great with detective flicks with a comic touch, but this feels a little too stripped down for what Powell was great at. His natural charm simply doesn't shine through in this more modern gritty take, though it's not totally without some Powell moments. More a interesting experiment than a great thriller.


59. Tension (1949, John Berry) - 6/10
--- There was some of it, but I was expecting more Tension (1949) to be honest. The plot had the the foundation for it, with Audrey Totter being the toxic presence spreading the toxicity. She was as revolting as she needed to be. The men, however, were not that interesting. They should have gotten some bigger names, but I did love the young(ish) Fatman snooping around.


60. The Great Sinner (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 6/10
--- Dark, star-studded and dull, as we go into the addicted mind of a gambler. Not a sympathetic face in the entire thing, and the depressing nature of it takes completely over. And that's a attraction in itself.

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1. Entre onze heures et minuit [Between Eleven and Midnight] (1949, Henri Decoin) - 6/10
2. Riso Amaro [Bitter Rice] (1949, Giuseppe De Santis) - 8/10
3. Les eaux troubles [Troubled Waters] (1949, Henri Calef) - 5/10
4. Manon (1949, Henri-Georges Clouzot) - 7/10
5. Une si jolie petite plage [Riptide] (1949, Yves Allégret) - 5/10
6. Salón México (1949, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
7. Give Us This Day (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 6/10
8. Without Honor (1949, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
9. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949, Robert Stevenson) - 7/10
10. Trapped (1949, Richard Fleischer) - 6/10
11. Abandoned (1949, Joseph M. Newman) - 5/10
12. Caught (1949, Max Ophüls) - 7/10
13. Conspirator (1949, Victor Saville) - 5/10
14. White Heat (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 9/10
15. A Dangerous Profession (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
16. A Woman's Secret (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
17. Alias Nick Beal (1949, John Farrow) - 6/10
18. The Accused (1949, William Dieterle) - 6/10
19. The Big Steal (1949, Don Siegel) - 6/10
20. The Bribe (1949, Robert Z. Leonard & Vincente Minnelli) - 6/10
21. The Crooked Way (1949, Robert Florey) - 5/10
22. The Devil's Sleep (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 2/10
23. 'C'-Man (1949, Joseph Lerner) - 5/10
24. All the King's Men (1949, Robert Rossen) - 7/10
25. Any Number Can Play (1949, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
26. Beyond the Forest (1949, King Vidor) - 7/10
27. Black Magic (1949, Gregory Ratoff & Orson Welles) - 7/10
28. Border Incident (1949, Anthony Mann) - 7/10
29. Boys in Brown (1949, Montgomery Tully) - 5/10
30. Chicago Deadline (1949, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
31. City Across the River (1949, Maxwell Shane) - 6/10
32. Champion (1949, Mark Robson) - 8/10
33. Criss Cross (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 8/10
34. D.O.A. (1949, Rudolph Maté) - 7/10
35. Flamingo Road (1949, Michael Curtiz) - 6/10
36. Flaxy Martin (1949, Richard L. Bare) - 6/10
37. For Them That Trespass (1949, Alberto Cavalcanti) - 5/10
38. Homicide (1949, Felix Jacoves) - 6/10
39. House of Strangers (1949, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) - 7/10
40. Illegal Entry (1949, Frederick De Cordova) - 4/10
41. Impact (1949, Arthur Lubin) - 6/10
42. Jigsaw (1949, Fletcher Markle) - 4/10
43. Johnny Allegro (1949, Ted Tetzlaff) - 5/10
44. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, William Castle) - 6/10
45. Knock on Any Door (1949, Nicholas Ray) - 5/10
46. Man on the Run (1949, Lawrence Huntington) - 6/10
47. Manhandled (1949, Lewis R. Foster) - 5/10
48. Night Unto Night (1949, Don Siegel) - 5/10
49. Obsession (1949, Edward Dmytryk) - 7/10
50. Port of New York (1949, Laslo Benedek) - 4/10
51. Red Light (1949, Roy Del Ruth) - 6/10
52. Reign of Terror (1949, Anthony Mann) - 6/10
53. Rope of Sand (1949, William Dieterle) - 7/10
54. Scene of the Crime (1949, Roy Rowland) - 5/10
55. Shockproof (1949, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
56. Silent Dust (1949, Lance Comfort) - 4/10
57. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed) - 9/10
58. Take One False Step (1949, Chester Erskine) - 5/10
59. Tension (1949, John Berry) - 6/10
60. The Great Sinner (1949, Robert Siodmak) - 6/10
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8. 711 Ocean Drive (1950, Joseph M. Newman): 7.8
9. The Mob (1951, Robert Parrish): 8.0
10. Affair in Trinidad (1952, Vincent Sherman): 7.5 #Gloria Grahame
11. Drive a Crooked Road (1954, Richard Quine): 8.0
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1. Fallen Angel (1945, Otto Preminger) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.0 #Linda Darnell
2. Whirlpool (1949, Otto Preminger): 7.5 #Gene Tierney
3. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, Otto Preminger) : 7.5
4. I Wake Up Screaming (1941, H. Bruce Humberstone): 7.5
5. Escape in the Fog (1945, Budd Boetticher) 5.5
6. Framed (1947, Richard Wallace): 8.0
7. The Undercover Man (1949, Joseph H. Lewis): 7.0
Femmes of Film Noir
Day 1: Gloria Grahame
Day 2: Lana Turner
Day 3: Shelley Winters
Day 4: Joan Bennett
Day 5: Ann Savage
Day 6: Ida Lupino
Day 7: Veronica Lake
Day 8: Mary Astor
Day 9: Lizabeth Scott
Day 10: Marie Windsor
Day 11: Linda Darnell
Day 12: Thelma Ritter
Day 13: Jean Peters
Day 14: Joan Crawford
Day 15: Ella Raines
Day 16: Eve Arden
Day 17: Audrey Totters
Day 18: Jane Greer
Day 19: Cathy O'Donnell
Day 20: Claire Trevor
Day 21: Yvonne De Carlo
Day 22: Barbara Stanwyck
Day 23: Gene Tierney
Day 24: Joan Harrison
Day 25: Ava Gardner
Day 26: Hope Emerson
Day 27: Valentina Cortese
Day 28: Ann Sheridan
Day 29: Marilyn Monroe
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77. The Grave (Jonas Pate, 1996)
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78. Bury Me Dead (Bernard Vorhaus, 1947) #CathyODonnell
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79. Cult of the Scorpion (1975)
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80. I Live on Danger (Sam White, 1942)
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81. Man on Fire (Élie Chouraqui, 1987)
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Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)

53. Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955) #JoanCrawford
54. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
55. The Man Is Armed (Franklin Adreon, 1958)
56. A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) #EllaRaines
57. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, 1939)
58. Fog Island (Terry O. Morse, 1945)
59. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941)
60. The Arnelo Affair (Arch Oboler, 1947) #EveArden
61. Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme, 1979)
62. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
63. Bellman and True (Richard Loncraine, 1987)
64. Walking the Edge (Norbert Meisel, 1985)
65. Eyes in the Night (Fred Zinnemann, 1942)
66. Under the Gun (Ted Tetzlaff, 1951) #AudreyTotter
67. The Big Easy (Jim McBride, 1986)
68. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (Gordon Douglas, 1946)
69. The Shadow Strikes (Lynn Shores, 1937)
70. Deadfall (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012)
71. Against All Odds (Taylor Hackford, 1984) #JaneGreer
72. The Girl in Black Stockings (Howard W. Koch, 1957)
73. Copkiller (l'assassino dei poliziotti) a.k.a. Order of Death a.k.a. Corrupt (Roberto Faenza, 1983)
74. Great Guy (John G. Blystone, 1936)
75. Blue, White and Perfect (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
76. The Steel Jungle (Walter Doniger, 1956)
77. The Grave (Jonas Pate, 1996)
78. Bury Me Dead (Bernard Vorhaus, 1947) #CathyODonnell
79. Cult of the Scorpion (1975)
80. I Live on Danger (Sam White, 1942)
81. Man on Fire (Élie Chouraqui, 1987)
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1. I Walk Alone (1947) #LizabethScott
The first Kirk Douglas/Burt Lancaster pairing. Add in Lizabeth Scott, and that's a dynamite trio of noir actors. Also featured is the Lancaster/Scott/Wendell Corey/Kristine Miller group that featured in the underrated Desert Fury, released a few months before I Walk Alone. The only problem with this movie, unfortunately, is Scott. Her performance is fine, but she's burdened with wooden dialogue and a character who's shoehorned pointlessly into the plot. On the other hand, the scenes with just Douglas and Lancaster crackle with intensity.

2. No Sudden Move (2021)
I read an article a few years ago that called Soderbergh the best director of this century. I think part of the appeal for a certain kind of moviegoer is his eclecticism. There are so many wildly different varieties of Soderbergh movie: the gleaming crime movie (Out of Sight), the quirky and offbeat mainstream movie (The Informant), the experimental efforts (Full Frontal). My view is that all these varieties fall somewhere between average and bad. And his crime movies have trended toward mediocre over the years. Where we once got Traffic and Out of Sight, we now have Logan Lucky and No Sudden Move. This movie is OK, I guess. A typical panoply of big actors (including an uncredited Matt Damon cameo, my favorite kind of Damon performance ever since Eurotrip). Soderbergh's typical feel for color and texture. A good score. All of this wrapped in a mob story with an auto industry MacGuffin. I appreciate that the corporate critique so clear in Soderbergh's High Flying Bird continues here. There's also an experimental touch -- some unusual lens work that leads to visual distortion. I watched the movie on a plane, so I assumed the distortion was just a product of a crappy screen, but I found out later it was intentional. It's also pointless. And that wraps up how I feel about this movie. Some enjoyable parts, but mostly pointless. A Soderbergh crime movie these days feels like empty calories. It goes down smooth and then you forget about it immediately.
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34. Night Without Sleep (1952) #LindaDarnell

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1. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
2. Convicted (1950)
3. Still of the Night (1982)
4. Bad Boys (1983)
5. Gambling House (1950)
6. Loophole (1954)
7. Malone (1987)
8. Dial 1119 (1950)
9a. Alcoa Theatre: The Town Budget (1958)
9b. Suspense: Photo Finish (1950)
9c. The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Frightened Doll (1961) #BarbaraStanwyck
9d. King of Diamonds: The Wizard of Ice (1961)
10. Deep Cover (1992)
11. The Man with My Face (1951)
12. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
13. Blue Ice (1985)
14. Autumn Leaves (1956) #JoanCrawford
15. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
16. Rolling Thunder (1977)
17. The Pretender (1947)
18. Hell's Half Acre (1954) #MarieWindsor
19. The Rough and the Smooth (1959)
20. Impact (1949) #EllaRaines
21. The Midnight Story (1957)
22. Woman in Hiding (1950) #IdaLupino
23. The Number 23 (2007)
24. The Frightened City (1961)
25. The Scarf (1951)
26. The Fourth Square (1961)
27. Out of Time (2003)
28. The Capture (1950)
29. Guilty Bystander (1950)
30. Point of No Return (1993)
31. The Glass Web (1953)
32a. Suspicion: Comfort for the Grave (1958)
32b. Mike Hammer: Torch Song (1984)
33. Two Smart People (1946)
34. Night Without Sleep (1952) #LindaDarnell
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32. Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987) * 110 min.
Kind of an interesting train wreck. Always cool Lawrence Tierney survives Norman Mailer's florid dialogue, Ryan O'Neal is not so fortunate. Isabella Rossellini is criminally underutilized. The directing is too staid, and when the craziness starts it's not crazy enough. If Larry Cohen had adapted Mailer's novel, stripping away the excess tough guy verbiage, better establishing the characters and giving more details of the wild crimes, and directed himself or found someone with similar skills (say Lewis Teague or Bill Duke), it could have been something. All that said, it's a movie that I wouldn't mind watching again, and I could grow to love it.

Its reputation scared me away before, so getting me to finally watch it has been a great benefit of this challenge for me.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
24. 711 Ocean Drive (1950) * 102 min.
25. Detour (1945) 68 min.  #Ann Savage
26. Slightly Scarlet (1956) * 94 min.
27. Beat the Devil (1953) * 89 min.
28. Rainy Dog (1997) * 94 min.
29. The Clay Pigeon (1949) * 63 min.
30. Follow Me Quietly (1949) * 59 min.
31. Gambling House (1950) * 80 min.
*First time viewing
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33. Escape (1948) - I was initially surprised to find that this was so underseen - as of this writing, it only has 345 votes on IMDB, and yet it's directed by the widely acclaimed Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and released just the year before his much more well known noir House of Strangers. After having now actually watched the film for myself, I find this film's underground status less hard to believe, since this is a pretty underwhelming watch. Not at all bad or poorly done, just dramatically thin and at least hardly representative of the talents of most of those involved.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
27. No Sudden Move (2021)
28. City that Never Sleeps (1953)
29. Sudden Fear (1952)
30. The Paradine Case (1947)
31. Gun Crazy (1950)
32. Too Late For Tears (1949)
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16. The House on 92nd Street (Hathaway, 1945). Copaganda about how the FBI's role as counter-intelligence saved America during WWII. Mildly interesting.
17. Strange Illusion (Ulmer, 1946). I found myself agreeing with Peaceful that the mystery in interesting, but everything else is crud.
18. The Man I Love (Walsh, 1946). #Ida Lupino (the fifth). Eh... I couldn't really get into this. Ida Lupino is fine, but I just thought the plot was uninteresting.

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1. Phantom Lady (Siodmak, 1944) #Ella Raines.
2. Lady in the Lake (Montgomery, 1946) #Audrey Totter
3. T-Men (Mann, 1947)
4. Pitfall (de Toth, 1948) #Lizabeth Scott
5. Road House (Negulesco, 1948) #Ida Lupino
6. Panic in the Streets (Kazan, 1950)
7. The File on Thelma Jordon (Siodmak, 1949). #Barbara Stanwyck
8. Where Danger Lives (Farrow, 1950)
9. On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1951). #Ida Lupino (the second)
10. The Prowler (Losey, 1951)
11. The Hitch-Hiker (Lupino, 1953). #Ida Lupino (the third, director this time)
12. The Big Combo (Lewis, 1955)
13. Le Dernier Tournant (Chenal, 1939)
14. Ladies in Retirement (Vidor, 1941). #Ida Lupino (the fourth).
15. Guest in the House (de Toth & Brahm, 1944).
16. The House on 92nd Street (Hathaway, 1945).
17. Strange Illusion (Ulmer, 1946).
18. The Man I Love (Walsh, 1946). #Ida Lupino (the fifth).
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7. Among the Living (1941): 5/10

This movie felt unfinished. Great performance from Susan Hayward though.
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2. La bête à l'affût (1959)
3. The Woman in the Window (1944) (rewatch) #JoanBennett
4. Cage of Gold (1950)
5. Pickup on South Street (1953) #ThelmaRitter
6. The Accused (1949)
7. Among the Living (1941)
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26. The Amazing Mr. X (1948, Vorhaus) 4,5/10 #CathyO'Donnell
27. Crossroads (1942, Conway) 6/10 #ClaireTrevor

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines
19. The Arnelo Affair (1947, Oboler) 5,5/10 #EveArden
20. Black Rain (1989, Scott) 6,5/10
21. The Unsuspected (1947, Curtiz) 6/10 #AudreyTotter
22. The Big Steal (1949, Siegel) 5,5/10 #JaneGreer
23. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (Assault on the Pay Train, 1962, Farias) 4,5/10
24. El aura (The Aura, 2005, Bielinsky) 6,5/10
25. King of New York (1990, Ferrara) 6,5/10
26. The Amazing Mr. X (1948, Vorhaus) 4,5/10 #CathyO'Donnell
27. Crossroads (1942, Conway) 6/10 #ClaireTrevor
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1. The Big Heat (1953) - 7/10 #GloriaGrahame
2. Johnny Eager (1942) - 7/10 #LanaTurner
3. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - 5/10 #ShelleyWinters
4. The Woman in the Window (1944) - 8/10 #JoanBennett
5. Detour (1945) - 5/10 #AnnSavage
6. Ladies in Retirement (1941) - 5/10 #IdaLupino
7. This Gun for Hire (1942) - 6/10 #VeronicaLake
8. Act of Violence (1948) - 8/10 #MaryAstor
9. Too Late for Tears (1949) - 8/10 #LizabethScott
10. The Narrow Margin (1952) - 9/10 #MarieWindsor
11. Fallen Angel (1945) - 6/10 #LindaDarnell
12. City Across the River (1949) - 6/10 #ThelmaRitter
13. Pickup on South Street (1953) - 7/10 #JeanPeters
14. The Damned Don't Cry (1950) - 7/10 #JoanCrawford
15. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) - 6/10 #EllaRaines
16. Whiplash (1948) - 8/10 #EveArden
17. FBI Girl (1951) - 6/10 #AudreyTotter
18. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - 4/10
19. Out of the Past (1947) - 7/10

20. They Live by Night (1948) - 7/10 #CathyO'Donnell

This movie was a breath of fresh air in terms of it's female lead. While all the women this month have been stunning beauties they have been done up to the hilt, Cathy O'Donnell (which this was my 3rd movie of hers) here just relied on natural beauty, just a regular stunner, dressed up like a normal person. The story too was pretty good, nothing special but still an acceptable watch.

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21. Born to Kill (1947) - 6/10 #ClaireTrevor

My second Claire Trevor movie. This one wasn't too bad, I enjoyed the story and Trevor did ok but I think it was missing an edge that the story demanded but never got there. Bit of a disappointment but I did still enjoy it somewhat.

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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184
21. Red Rock West (1993) TSP Noirs #396
22. State of Grace (1990) TSP Noirs #690
23. Narrow Margin (1990) TSP Noirs #848
24. The Nice Guys (2016) Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #2
25. The Getaway (1972) REVISION TSP Noirs #665
26. The Getaway (1994) TSP Noirs #849

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While Alec Baldwin never exudes Steve McQueen's cool charisma, this is very decent as far as remakes go. Most notably, there is more emphasis on the narrative ins and outs (the original is mostly about tension between the husband and wife). The remake still retains the silly housewife hostage subplot, but Jennifer Tilly at least does more with the role than Sally Struthers. What really seals the film though is Richard Farnsworth's small role towards the end.
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35. Framed (1947)
36. The Las Vegas Story (1952)

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1. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
2. Convicted (1950)
3. Still of the Night (1982)
4. Bad Boys (1983)
5. Gambling House (1950)
6. Loophole (1954)
7. Malone (1987)
8. Dial 1119 (1950)
9a. Alcoa Theatre: The Town Budget (1958)
9b. Suspense: Photo Finish (1950)
9c. The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Frightened Doll (1961) #BarbaraStanwyck
9d. King of Diamonds: The Wizard of Ice (1961)
10. Deep Cover (1992)
11. The Man with My Face (1951)
12. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
13. Blue Ice (1985)
14. Autumn Leaves (1956) #JoanCrawford
15. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
16. Rolling Thunder (1977)
17. The Pretender (1947)
18. Hell's Half Acre (1954) #MarieWindsor
19. The Rough and the Smooth (1959)
20. Impact (1949) #EllaRaines
21. The Midnight Story (1957)
22. Woman in Hiding (1950) #IdaLupino
23. The Number 23 (2007)
24. The Frightened City (1961)
25. The Scarf (1951)
26. The Fourth Square (1961)
27. Out of Time (2003)
28. The Capture (1950)
29. Guilty Bystander (1950)
30. Point of No Return (1993)
31. The Glass Web (1953)
32a. Suspicion: Comfort for the Grave (1958)
32b. Mike Hammer: Torch Song (1984)
33. Two Smart People (1946)
34. Night Without Sleep (1952) #LindaDarnell
35. Framed (1947)
36. The Las Vegas Story (1952)
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