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17 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Tomorrow on TCM:

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THE BLACK CAT has several good attributes, including being the first pairing of Karloff and Lugosi. The production design is also interesting, seeming almost as Art Moderne as an Astaire/Rogers musical. ...But, pay attention to the main theme, which is a romantic melody that builds to a dramatic release. If you think you've heard it before it may be because it was substantially repurposed for DODSWORTH (1936.0

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I assume This Gun for Hire is the Noir Alley selection.  I purchased the DVD several years ago and watched it once.  May have to pull it out and watch it again, but I just didn't get much out of it.  Seems to drag a lot.  There are other Noir/mystery movies with Ladd and/or Lake that I do like, but not this one.

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Just now, TheCid said:

I assume This Gun for Hire is the Noir Alley selection.  I purchased the DVD several years ago and watched it once.  May have to pull it out and watch it again, but I just didn't get much out of it.  Seems to drag a lot.  There are other Noir/mystery movies with Ladd and/or Lake that I do like, but not this one.

My favorite (of their four collaborations) is THE BLUE DAHLIA. TCM never shows SAIGON (1948).

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Just now, TopBilled said:

My favorite (of their four collaborations) is THE BLUE DAHLIA. TCM never shows SAIGON (1948).

I have Blue Dahlia on DVD and watch it occasionally.  Definitely a much better movie than TGFH.  Never seen Saigon, but I am a sucker for any movie purportedly set in Saigon during that period.

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I don't like most of the Ladd/Lake Noirs if I had to pick one it would also be Blue Dahlia. My favorite Ladd Noir is Appointment with Danger with no Lake.

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On 10/6/2019 at 8:53 PM, Dr. Somnambula said:

Watching Roster Cogburn. Wonderful Oregon film. Love the chemistry of John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn.

Yet critics did not like this one  I agree with you though

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