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Noir Night: Raw Deal (1948)

Raw Deal is an early Anthony Mann film, one of several he made with famed cinematographer John Alton at the camera. The film stars Dennis O’Keefe as Joe Sullivan, a jailed gangster who believes that his upcoming, engineered jailbreak is on the … Continue reading

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Noir Night: Hollow Triumph (1948)

Although today Paul Henreid is best known for his roles as the patriotic husband in Casablanca and the dashing yet unattainable love interest in Now, Voyager, his acting career spanned several decades and contained a number of other notable roles. Because of … Continue reading

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Ruthless (1948): Film Review

The 1948 film Ruthless is often compared to Citizen Kane (1941), and with good reason. Both movies examine the lives of manipulative, megalomaniac businessmen whose Midas touch in monetary matters is paired with a limitless inability to forge enduring or meaningful … Continue reading

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Noir Night: I Walk Alone (1948)

Burt Lancaster began his remarkable film career in a string of equally remarkable noir films. His breakthrough role in The Killers (1946) was eventually followed in 1948 by a picture entitled I Walk Alone, which costarred Lizabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas, … Continue reading

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Noir Night: 99 River Street (1953)

There are a considerable number of film noir conventions which appear in film after film, but one of the marks of a truly good noir is its ability to incorporate some of these conventions in a unique and unusual way. One of the most gratifying … Continue reading

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