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The Thief (1952) Ray Milland, Rita Gam | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Director Russell Rouse went out on a creative limb in this outing, which resulted in the first American film since Chaplin’s City Lights without any spoken dialogue. The Thief stars Ray Milland as Allan Fields, a nuclear physicist who has sold out to a foreign power. With only a few tinges of conscience, Fields sets […]

The Turning Point (1952) William Holden, Edmond O’Brien | Crime, Film-Noir

Review by Craig Butler …( One of several good but undistinguished films that William Holden made between Sunset Boulevard and Stalag 17, The Turning Point is a fairly typical 1950s film noir, enlivened somewhat by its McCarthy-era setting. Unfortunately, Warren B. Duff’s screenplay doesn’t take advantage of this aspect of the story, settling instead for […]

The Long Dark Hall (1951) Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer | Crime, Drama

Rex Harrison’s extramarital relationship with Patricia Wayne comes to an end when Wayne is murdered. All evidence points to Harrison; we know that he’s innocent, but the detectives don’t have this advantage. With his faithful wife Lilli Palmer at his side, Harrison goes on trial for his life. Anthony Dawson, the genuine murderer, intends to […]

The File on Thelma Jordon (1949) Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

No one is as good as Barbara Stanwyck when she’s bad. Here Stanwyck plays Thelma Jordon, a woman who late one night shows up in the office of happily married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey) to seek help in solving the string of robberies at her wealthy aunt’s estate. Before Cleve can stop himself, […]

Violent Saturday (1955) Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally

Three criminals are preparing to break into the provincial town bank while citizens are busy with their everyday worries, joys and conflicts. The intelligent combination of contrasting, overlapping parallel actions increases the solid tension of the above-average crime drama. Harper (Stephen McNally) is a bank robber posing as a traveling salesman. He arrives in town, […]

Lady Gangster (1942) [Film Noir] [Drama] [Crime]

Lady Gangster is a Film Noir movie directed by Robert Florey, credited as “Florian Roberts”. It is based on the play “Gangstress”, or “Women in Prison” by Dorothy Mackaye, who had spent ten months of a one-to-three-years sentence in San Quentin State Prison. “Lady Gangster” is a remake of the pre-Code film “Ladies They Talk […]

Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It (1941) [Crime] [Drama]

Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It” is a British detective film directed by Walter Forde and starring Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert and Edward Chapman. It was the third and final film adaptation of the Inspector Hornleigh stories. It was released in America by 20th-Century Fox under the title “Mail Train”. — Directed by Walter […]

Woman on the Run (1950) [Film Noir] [Crime]

The movie “Woman on the Run” is a 1950 film noir crime film directed by Norman Foster starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe. The film was based on the April 1948 short story Man on the Run by Sylvia Tate and filmed on location in San Francisco, California. Plot: As the film opens, a man, […]

Behave Yourself! (1951) [Comedy] [Crime]

Behave Yourself! is a 1951 American film directed and co-written by George Beck, starring Farley Granger and Shelley Winters, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The movie is about Bill (Farley Granger), who forgets about his anniversary, with Kate (Shelley Winters) until the last minute, when a small dog starts to follow him. From there, […]