Monthly Archives: March 2017

Noir City: Chicago Deadline and I Was a Shoplifter

Last night was the show I was most looking forward to. I hadn’t seen either one of the pictures and I was not disappointed. First up, Chicago Deadline. One of my favorite subcategories of the genre, Newspaper Noir! Alan Ladd,… Read More

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Noir City: The Accused and The Hunted

First up on last night’s Noir City bill was The Accused. A prim professor, played by Loretta Young, is being stalked by a creepy student. When he tries to rape her on the edge of a Malibu cliff, she kills… Read More

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Noir City: Calcutta and Backlash

First up on last night’s double bill was Calcutta. Alan Ladd and William Bendix play womanizing pilots working the route from Chungking to Calcutta. When their buddy tells them he’s getting hitched, they are skeptical but still willing to meet… Read More

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Noir City: The Dark Corner and Behind Green Lights

After the previous night’s slight detour along the outskirts, I was thrilled to see The Dark Corner on the bill. This flick brings us right back into the heart of Noir City. A washed up private dick is trying to… Read More

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Noir City: Lady on a Train and Escape in the Fog

Deanna Durbin. Not a name that immediately springs to mind when you think of film noir.   But this promo photo from Lady on a Train sure caught my interest. Why Deanna, I never knew you had it in you!… Read More

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Noir City: Ministry of Fear and Address Unknown

Our Nazi punching theme continues on night two of Noir City with a WWII double shot. First up, Ministry of Fear. Ray Milland (who will always be Satan to me) is released from an asylum, only to be plunged into… Read More

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This Gun For Hire and Quiet Please Murder

It’s that time of year again, Faustketeers. Time for our yearly vacation to not-so-sunny Noir City. We kicked off the festival with a kinktastic double bill full of thigh-high boots, bondage and overt masochism. It’s like they programed this one… Read More

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