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I've just recently watched the 1932 film Night World, featuring Boris Karloff as the owner of a nightclub. It's a great minor crime film, and I recommend it. I'm having trouble with the name of an actress. Her role does not seem to be listed on either the AFI or IMDb cast lists. She's blonde and as an actress I would guess she is maybe 28-30, but here playing a woman slightly older, maybe 35-40. In her first scene, maybe 5 to 10 minutes in, she is a patron in the nightclub, with a soft-spoken, mustached, middle-aged husband, and the husband is suspicious that she has been carrying on with another man in the nightclub when he's not there, and asks the manager, Karloff, about her with a "trap" question. She signals Karloff silently, and Karloff covers for her. Karloff calls her "Mrs. Bryce" or "Mrs. Price" when speaking to her husband. Later, she slips out to a Cadillac (the doorman addresses her as "Mrs. Price" or "Mrs. Brice" or perhaps "Mrs. Brand"), and embraces and sneaks away with her lover. She can be seen clearly at 4:46 of the excerpts posted on YouTube [note that she is *not* the woman in the picture immediately below, which is from a different scene], at this location:
There needs to be a discussion thread for this, arguably the most superior courtroom drama ever produced. If I'm familiar with any film scene-by-scene, word-for-word, character-by-character, and shot-for-shot its probably this one (alongside 'Touch of Evil'). I've read the screenplay, and purchased the music; I've owned the novel and I've reviewed the spoken dialog in the film likely hundreds of times. Just a casual fan, mind now. The foremost reason I became so interested in the flick was the jazz score. A standard item in my listening habits. Your thoughts on this movie, please.
Hello Fellow Noir Lovers, I always enjoy seeing new noir movies emerge and push the boundaries of classic noir archetypes. Because of this I've developed my own film noir and would like to share its story with you. Chalk is a short comedic film noir about a washed up detective looking for clarity in a world full of corruption, murder, and chalk. This film explores the cost of self-preservation. Set among a fictional backdrop, a city of chalk slowly being replaced by dry-erase, we explore the affect gentrification has on individuals by using comedy to approach this sensitive subject. You might be wondering why Chalk? Well, can you think of anything more black and white than chalk on blackboard? If I still have your attention then check out the film's website: http://www.thechalkmovie.com You might just be surprised how much this makes sense. -Eric Whitten (Producer|Writer|Director)