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Robert Crawford

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My final tally for this year's "Noirvember Challenge" is 90 movies. Of the 90 movies, 68 of them were first time viewings. Next year, I'm taking a different approach to this Challenge. I will only watch 30 movies next November, in order to spend more time analyzing each movie including any bonus material.

Noirvember Film Noir Movie Listing with titles in "Bold" designating first time viewings:

01) 11-01-22 "I, The Jury" (1953) (Blu-ray) 2.75/5 Stars
02) 11-01-22 "Criminal Court" (1946) (TCM app) 3/5 Stars
03) 11-02-22 "El Vampiro Negro" (1953) (TCM Noir Alley) 4.5/5 Stars
04) 11-02-22 "Cage of Evil" (1960) (TCM Noir Alley) 2/5 Stars
05) 11-03-22 "Thunder on the Hill" (1951) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
06) 11-03-22 "Dangerous Mission" (1954) (TCM Recording) 2.5/5 Stars
07) 11-04-22 "Plunder Road" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
08) 11-04-22 "World for Ransom" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
09) 11-05-22 "City of Fear" (1959) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
10) 11-05-22 "The Scarlet Hour" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
11) 11-06-22 "Shock" (1946) (DVD) 2.75/5 Stars
12) 11-06-22 "Vicki" (1953) (DVD) 2.75/5 Stars
13) 11-07-22 "Moontide" (1942) (DVD) 4/5 Stars
14) 11-07-22 "Dangerous Crossing" (1953) (DVD) 3.5/5 Stars
15) 11-08-22 "Shockproof" (1949) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
16) 11-08-22 "Chicago Confidential" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
17) 11-09-22 "The Boss" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
18) 11-09-22 "Take One False Step" (1949) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
19) 11-10-22 "Port of Shadows" (1938) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
20) 11-10-22 "The Thief" (1952) (DVD) 3.5/5 Stars
21) 11-11-22 "Shack Out on 101" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
22) 11-11-22 "Bewitched" (1945) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
23) 11-11-22 "Singapore" (1947) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
24) 11-11-22 "The Midnight Story" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
25) 11-12-22 "Outside the Law" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
26) 11-12-22 "The Fearmakers" (1958) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
27) 11-12-22 "Dancing with Crime" (1947) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
28) 11-12-22 "The Green Cockatoo" (1937) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
29) 11-12-22 "A Life at Stake" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
30) 11-12-22 "Highway Dragnet" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
31) 11-13-22 "The Chase" (1946) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
32) 11-13-22
"Tension" (1949) (DVD) 4/5 Stars
33) 11-14-22 "A Woman's Devotion" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
34) 11-14-22 " Pool of London" (1951) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
35) 11-14-22
"Kid Glove Killer" (1942) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
36) 11-14-22 "Grand Central Murder" (1942) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
37) 11-15-22 "Loophole" (1954) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
38) 11-15-22 "Tangier" (1946) (Blu-ray) 2/5 Stars
39) 11-16-22 "Touchez Pas au Grisbi" (1954) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
40) 11-16-22 "Cry Vengeance" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
41) 11-16-22 "Private Hell 36" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
42) 11-16-22 "Hidden Fear" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
43) 11-17-22 "Razzia Sur La Chnouf" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
44) 11-17-22 "The Gun Runners" (1958) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
45) 11-17-22 "Storm Fear" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
46) 11-18-22 "The Devil Strikes at Night" (1957) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
47) 11-18-22 "Black Gravel" (1961) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
48) 11-18-22 "Jigsaw" (1962) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
49) 11-19-22 "Town on Trial" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
50) 11-19-22 "Time Without Pity" (1957) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
51) 11-19-22 "The Diamond Wizard" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
52) 11-20-22
"The Unfaithful" (1947) (TCM's "Noir Alley") 3/5 Stars
53) 11-21-22 "Escape in the Fog" (1945) (Blu-ray) 2/5 Stars
54) 11-21-22 "The Undercover Man" (1949) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
55) 11-21-22 "Pickup Alley aka Interpol" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
56) 11-21-22 "The Last Crooked Mile" (1946) (iTunes HD Digital) 2.5/5 Stars
57) 11-22-22 "Chicago Syndicate" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
58) 11-22-22 "Mystery in Mexico" (1948) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
59) 11-22-22
"The Clay Pigeon" (1949) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
60) 11-22-22 "Flesh and Fury" (1952) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
61) 11-23-22 "The Brasher Doubloon" (1947) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
62) 11-23-22 "Chicago Calling" (1951) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
63) 11-23-22 "The Garment Jungle" (1957) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
64) 11-23-22 "Hoodlum Empire" (1952) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
65) 11-24-22 "Southside 1-1000" (1950) (DVD) 4/5 Stars
66) 11-24-22 "The Criminal" (1960) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
67) 11-24-22 "The Tijuana Story" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
68) 11-24-22 "The Shadow on the Window" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
69) 11-25-22
"No Man of Her Own" (1950) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
70) 11-25-22 "Scandal Sheet" (1952) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
71) 11-26-22 "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) (4K/UHD) 4/5 Stars
72) 11-26-22
"The Limey" (1999) (4K/UHD) 4.5/5 Stars
73) 11-26-22 "Lady on a Train" (1945) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
74) 11-26-22 "He Walked By Night" (1948) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
75) 11-27-22 "Death of a Cyclist" (1955) (TCM's Noir Alley) 4/5 Stars
76) 11-27-22
"The Spiral Staircase" (1946) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
77) 11-28-22 "T-Men" (1947) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
78) 11-28-22 "The House on 92nd Street" (1945) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
79) 11-28-22 "Violent Saturday" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
80) 11-28-22 "Kiss of Death" (1947) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
81) 11-29-22 "23 Paces to Baker Street" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
82) 11-29-22
"Body and Soul" (1947) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
83) 11-29-22 "Force of Evil" (1948) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
84) 11-29-22 "So Evil My Love" (1948) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
85) 11-30-22
"The Dark Mirror" (1946) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
86) 11-30-22 "The Desperate Hours" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
87) 11-30-22 "The Big Combo" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
88) 11-30-22 "High Sierra" (1941) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
89) 11-30-22 "Sirocco" (1951) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Star
90) 11-30-22 "Circumstantial Evidence" (1945) (DVD) 2/5 Stars
 

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Another suggestion is maybe we should do this challenge next September instead of November because it appears that participation wasn't like we desire it to be. November is a busy month with holidays and such. Also, some people are burnt out by the "October Scary Movie Challenge".
 

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Death of a Cyclist (1955) — Our last November Noir was this Spanish film shown on Noir Alley last weekend. We’d seen it before but it is well worth another viewing. A couple having an illicit affair hit a bicyclist with a car. What follows is a fascinating study of guilt from multiple perspectives.
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I had a modest total of 14 for the month, but we were away at the beginning of the month and again around Thanksgiving. In a more typical November I would probably get to 20 or so.
 

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Another suggestion is maybe we should do this challenge next September instead of November because it appears that participation wasn't like we desire it to be. November is a busy month with holidays and such. Also, some people are burnt out by the "October Scary Movie Challenge".
sorry not to have been able to participate more, did manage to get in 5-6 more films than listed but then had a house guest that came for the holiday, and spent the next 6-7 days disrupting the house, they wont be coming back.

I'll add them once I find my notes.



and from the list, once again we see who is the Master and who are the Apprentices
 

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Nice challenge, folks. I didn't get to jump in as I'd hoped, but I did read a good share of your reviews and ended up making a few purchases based on those. So even though I didn't get to watch any, it was still informative. ;)
 

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With my sister out of the country most of the month, I had to take care of my Mom's transportation and general care alone. That took a chunk out of my time. I really was enjoying the process and I have loved reading all the reviews. Looking forward to next year no matter which month it is in.
 

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My final tally for this year's "Noirvember Challenge" is 90 movies. Of the 90 movies, 68 of them were first time viewings. Next year, I'm taking a different approach to this Challenge. I will only watch 30 movies next November, in order to spend more time analyzing each movie including any bonus material.

Noirvember Film Noir Movie Listing with titles in "Bold" designating first time viewings:

01) 11-01-22 "I, The Jury" (1953) (Blu-ray) 2.75/5 Stars
02) 11-01-22 "Criminal Court" (1946) (TCM app) 3/5 Stars
03) 11-02-22 "El Vampiro Negro" (1953) (TCM Noir Alley) 4.5/5 Stars
04) 11-02-22 "Cage of Evil" (1960) (TCM Noir Alley) 2/5 Stars
05) 11-03-22 "Thunder on the Hill" (1951) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
06) 11-03-22 "Dangerous Mission" (1954) (TCM Recording) 2.5/5 Stars
07) 11-04-22 "Plunder Road" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
08) 11-04-22 "World for Ransom" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
09) 11-05-22 "City of Fear" (1959) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
10) 11-05-22 "The Scarlet Hour" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
11) 11-06-22 "Shock" (1946) (DVD) 2.75/5 Stars
12) 11-06-22 "Vicki" (1953) (DVD) 2.75/5 Stars
13) 11-07-22 "Moontide" (1942) (DVD) 4/5 Stars
14) 11-07-22 "Dangerous Crossing" (1953) (DVD) 3.5/5 Stars
15) 11-08-22 "Shockproof" (1949) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
16) 11-08-22 "Chicago Confidential" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
17) 11-09-22 "The Boss" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
18) 11-09-22 "Take One False Step" (1949) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
19) 11-10-22 "Port of Shadows" (1938) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
20) 11-10-22 "The Thief" (1952) (DVD) 3.5/5 Stars
21) 11-11-22 "Shack Out on 101" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
22) 11-11-22 "Bewitched" (1945) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
23) 11-11-22 "Singapore" (1947) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
24) 11-11-22 "The Midnight Story" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
25) 11-12-22 "Outside the Law" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
26) 11-12-22 "The Fearmakers" (1958) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
27) 11-12-22 "Dancing with Crime" (1947) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
28) 11-12-22 "The Green Cockatoo" (1937) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
29) 11-12-22 "A Life at Stake" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
30) 11-12-22 "Highway Dragnet" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
31) 11-13-22 "The Chase" (1946) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
32) 11-13-22
"Tension" (1949) (DVD) 4/5 Stars
33) 11-14-22 "A Woman's Devotion" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
34) 11-14-22 " Pool of London" (1951) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
35) 11-14-22
"Kid Glove Killer" (1942) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
36) 11-14-22 "Grand Central Murder" (1942) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
37) 11-15-22 "Loophole" (1954) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
38) 11-15-22 "Tangier" (1946) (Blu-ray) 2/5 Stars
39) 11-16-22 "Touchez Pas au Grisbi" (1954) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
40) 11-16-22 "Cry Vengeance" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
41) 11-16-22 "Private Hell 36" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
42) 11-16-22 "Hidden Fear" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
43) 11-17-22 "Razzia Sur La Chnouf" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
44) 11-17-22 "The Gun Runners" (1958) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
45) 11-17-22 "Storm Fear" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
46) 11-18-22 "The Devil Strikes at Night" (1957) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
47) 11-18-22 "Black Gravel" (1961) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
48) 11-18-22 "Jigsaw" (1962) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
49) 11-19-22 "Town on Trial" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
50) 11-19-22 "Time Without Pity" (1957) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
51) 11-19-22 "The Diamond Wizard" (1954) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
52) 11-20-22
"The Unfaithful" (1947) (TCM's "Noir Alley") 3/5 Stars
53) 11-21-22 "Escape in the Fog" (1945) (Blu-ray) 2/5 Stars
54) 11-21-22 "The Undercover Man" (1949) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
55) 11-21-22 "Pickup Alley aka Interpol" (1957) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
56) 11-21-22 "The Last Crooked Mile" (1946) (iTunes HD Digital) 2.5/5 Stars
57) 11-22-22 "Chicago Syndicate" (1955) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
58) 11-22-22 "Mystery in Mexico" (1948) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
59) 11-22-22
"The Clay Pigeon" (1949) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
60) 11-22-22 "Flesh and Fury" (1952) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
61) 11-23-22 "The Brasher Doubloon" (1947) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
62) 11-23-22 "Chicago Calling" (1951) (DVD) 3/5 Stars
63) 11-23-22 "The Garment Jungle" (1957) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
64) 11-23-22 "Hoodlum Empire" (1952) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
65) 11-24-22 "Southside 1-1000" (1950) (DVD) 4/5 Stars
66) 11-24-22 "The Criminal" (1960) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
67) 11-24-22 "The Tijuana Story" (1957) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
68) 11-24-22 "The Shadow on the Window" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Stars
69) 11-25-22
"No Man of Her Own" (1950) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
70) 11-25-22 "Scandal Sheet" (1952) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
71) 11-26-22 "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) (4K/UHD) 4/5 Stars
72) 11-26-22
"The Limey" (1999) (4K/UHD) 4.5/5 Stars
73) 11-26-22 "Lady on a Train" (1945) (Blu-ray) 2.5/5 Stars
74) 11-26-22 "He Walked By Night" (1948) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
75) 11-27-22 "Death of a Cyclist" (1955) (TCM's Noir Alley) 4/5 Stars
76) 11-27-22
"The Spiral Staircase" (1946) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
77) 11-28-22 "T-Men" (1947) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
78) 11-28-22 "The House on 92nd Street" (1945) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
79) 11-28-22 "Violent Saturday" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
80) 11-28-22 "Kiss of Death" (1947) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
81) 11-29-22 "23 Paces to Baker Street" (1956) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
82) 11-29-22
"Body and Soul" (1947) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
83) 11-29-22 "Force of Evil" (1948) (Blu-ray) 5/5 Stars
84) 11-29-22 "So Evil My Love" (1948) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
85) 11-30-22
"The Dark Mirror" (1946) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 Stars
86) 11-30-22 "The Desperate Hours" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 Stars
87) 11-30-22 "The Big Combo" (1955) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
88) 11-30-22 "High Sierra" (1941) (Blu-ray) 4/5 Stars
89) 11-30-22 "Sirocco" (1951) (Blu-ray) 3/5 Star
90) 11-30-22 "Circumstantial Evidence" (1945) (DVD) 2/5 Stars
Of the 90 movies I watched last month, 18 of the noirs were filmed in foreign countries.
 

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Next year I'll try to be more focused and prepared. I also need to try and be better and watch Noir Alley weekly and perhaps get a second feature on as well. I did order THE DEVIL STRIKES AT NIGHT and two more of the Kino Noir Collections from their current sale.

1. The Last Seduction (1993) ***
2. The Fearmakers (1958) ***
3. The Boss (1956) ***
4. Street of Chance (1944) ***
5. Enter Arsene Lupin (1944) **
6. Temptation (1946) ** 1/2
7. Bury Me Dead (1947) ** 1/2
8. The Chase (1946) ***

9. Force of Evil (1948) *** 1/2
10. The Naked Road (1959) *
11. Fallguy (1962) **
12. Fear No More (1962) **
13. The Accused (1949) *** 1/2
14. Stark Fear (1962) ** 1/2
15. Fallen Angel (1945) ***
16. Cutter's Way (1981) ****
17. Backlash (1947) ** 1/2
18. The Black Vampire (1953) *** 1/2
 

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