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June 21, 2021

Film-Noir

Murder Is My Beat 1955

When a man is found with his face destroyed by fire in a fireplace, the prominent Police Detective Ray Patrick is assigned to the case. Soon he captures the singer Eden Lane, who was the man’s mistress, and solves the […]

The Stranger 1946 with Edward G. Robinson

Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler’s former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify […]

The Red House 1947 w/Edward G. Robinson

Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm: Pete isn’t getting around […]

Scarlet Street 1945

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he’s a wealthy artist. At Johnny’s urging, she […]

The Big Combo 1955

Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it’s costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown’s […]

Farewell, My Lovely 1975

This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, is much closer to the source text than the original – Murder, My Sweet (1944), which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot – but still concerns private […]

Suddenly 1954 w/ Frank Sinatra

The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw’s unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can’t abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen’s household willy-nilly when the U.S. […]

Jail Bait 1954

Jail Bait (also known as Hidden Face) is a 1954 American film noir directed by Ed Wood, with a screenplay by Wood and Alex Gordon. The film stars Clancy Malone as the delinquent son of a famous doctor, and his […]

Shock 1946 w/ Vincent Price

Dr. Cross, a psychiatrist, is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart, who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. […]

My Favorite Brunette 1947

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor’s office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but […]

Shield for Murder 1954

When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker’s runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it and now he finds he must kill again to cover his tracks. IMDB

Black Widow 1954

A married Broadway producer is taken with an innocent young woman who wants to be a writer and make it on Broadway. He decides to take her under his wing, but it’s not long before the young lady is found […]