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  1. Sounds like a terrific noir festival. Eddie Muller sure knows how to make them exciting. I wonder how many of the L.A. TCM contingent are planning on catching a few noirs at the Egyptian this year. B-)
  2. This is going to be a GREAT set! I have no idea what movies are going to be in it, but I have confidence that it will be as good (if not better) than the previous volumes in the series. Guess we have something to look forward to in the months ahead....
  3. That sounds like a great "nightmare noir", redriver! My only quibble would be that Miles Davis would probably have been too young to have been working in Hollywood at the time, but hey, we can all dream.
  4. > Laura is another argued film noir. It seems like most hardcore noirists tend to dismiss it, deeming it "soft." Is it purely a mystery film or is it film noir? I've pretty much always considered it a film noir, and one of the very better ones, at that. A poster for the noir gallery:
  5. Rick, I'm with you in preferring the original version as well, partly for the reasons you point out (I do agree the remake has the look and feel of a TV movie) and because I'm generally biased towards the noirs that were made in the "classic noir era" others have mentioned (roughly 1941-1958/59). Having said that, I'd recommend that anyone who hasn't seen both versions check both of them out. It's interesting to be able to compare and contrast between the two.
  6. Thanks to moirafinnie's wonderful blog, I've just learned about this event at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles: It's baaacckk!!! For the eleventh year, Hollywood's favorite film festival returns to the Egyptian Theatre with a delightful smorgasboard of rare noir that hasn't been seen on the big screen since Charles McGraw drove an L.A.P.D. Nash sedan! Details are forthcoming, but know that the American Cinematheque's Chris D. Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller and yours truly are digging deep for obscure, entertaining films and guests. Here is a preliminary list of films that are scheduled for the festival. Please bear in mind that this is subject to change. NOIR CITY: 11th ANNUAL FILM NOIR FESTIVAL April 2 - 19 at the Egyptian Theatre Thursday, April 2 - 7:30 PM Jane Greer Double Feature: OUT OF THE PAST, 1947, Warner Bros., Dir. Jacques Tourneur. Rare! THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS, 1951, Warner Bros., Dir. John Cromwell. Friday, April 3 - 7:30 PM Double Feature: New 35mm Print: ALIAS NICK BEAL, 1949, Universal, Dir. John Farrow. Rare! FLY-BY-NIGHT, 1942, Universal, Dir. Robert Siodmak Saturday, April 4 - 7:30 PM Double Feature: Rare! SMOOTH AS SILK, 1946,Universal, Dir. Dir. Charles Barton. Rare! ROSES ARE RED, 1947, 20th Century Fox, Dir. James Tinling. Sunday, April 5 - 7:30 PM Joseph Pevney Double Feature: NOCTURNE, 1946, Warner Bros., Dir. Edwin L. Marin. New 35mm Print: SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS, 1955, Universal, Dir. Joseph Pevney Thursday, April 9 - 7:30 PM Anthony Mann Double Feature: TWO O?CLOCK COURAGE, 1945, Warner Bros., Dir. Anthony Mann. DESPERATE, 1947, Warner Bros., Dir. Anthony Mann. Friday, April 10 - 7:30 PM Double Feature: THE ENFORCER?1951, Warner Bros., Dir. Bretaigne Windust. CONVICTED, 1950, Sony Repertory, Dir. Henry Levin. Saturday, April 11 - 7:30 PM Robert Ryan Double Feature: THE RACKET, 1951, Warner Bros., Dir. John Cromwell. New 35mm Print: WOMAN ON PIER 13, 1949, Warner Bros., Dir. Robert Stevenson. Sunday, April 12 - 7:30 PM Fritz Lang Double Feature: WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, 1956, Warner Bros., Dir. Fritz Lang. BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, 1956, Warner Bros., Dir. Fritz Lang. Thursday, April 16 - 7:30 PM Double Feature: DEADLINE USA? 1952, 20th Century Fox, Dir. Richard Brooks. Rare! CHICAGO DEADLINE, 1949, Paramount, Dir. Lewis Allen. Friday, April 17 - 7:30 PM ?Am I crazy??Double Feature: Rare! THE OCTOBER MAN, 1947, MGM Repertory, Dir. Roy Ward Baker. Rare! SLEEP, MY LOVE, 1948, Dir. Douglas Sirk. (Screened from a digital source) Saturday, April 18 - 7:30 PM Joseph Losey Double Feature: Newly Restored 35mm Print! Ultra-Rare! THE PROWLER, 1951, Dir. Joseph Losey. Ultra-Rare! CHANCE MEETING (aka BLIND DATE), 1959, Paramount, Dir. Joseph Losey. Sunday, April 19 - 7:30 PM Paul Stewart Double Feature: WALK SOFTLY, STRANGER, 1950, Warner Bros., Dir. Robert Stevenson. CHICAGO SYNDICATE, 1955, Sony Repertory, Dir. Fred F. Sears.
  7. > As to 'The Dark Corner', I HAVE seen it - a very long time ago, and I guess about all I retained was the pleasant surprise of seeing Lucy, NOT being Lucy. Sadly, I missed it, but am happy to know about the april rebroadcast! Do you like her better in her "I Love Lucy" mode, or when she was just playing different parts in the movies?
  8. > Terry Moore was ok also, but only when she was wearing a bathing suit. PPOR!
  9. Not a particularly big fan of Van Johnson, thanks for posting the link!
  10. So I guess it wasn't a cheesy movie or one of those "so bad, it's good" movies? Wonder why it was in the underground.
  11. Did you notice any glitch in the transmission at the beginning of the first movie? I think it was "I Was Framed". I'm afraid I don't know much about "Nightmare Honeymoon", I looked it up in a few film guides and it wasn't even listed. I think I ended up recording it, but I won't be in a rush to watch it.
  12. Oh, I hadn't thought of any similarities to "Bus Stop", either. I should really watch that one again, though, I haven't seen it in a long time.
  13. Keenan Wynn's son posted here? How long ago was that?
  14. Thank you, ChiO. I wonder if there's any easy way to find out what the other film on such a double bill might have been. Would it have had to be another Allied Artists title? Or could it have been from any studio? And wasn't Allied Artists just a new name for the old Monogram, or am I getting it mixed up with something else altogether?
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