Yesterday, you should have seen what he said about Eddie while introducing "Father Is a Bachelor"(1950).
Man, I can't wait to read the comments about this movie! Like Eddie stated,I'm looking forward to watching "Address Unknown" (1944) for the first time.
TCM's Noir Alley 2020 schedule:
03-07-20: Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
03-14-20: I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
03-21-20: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
03-28-20: Crime Wave (1954)
04-04-20: Address Unknown (1944)
04-11-20: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
04-18-20: Witness to Murder (1954)
04-25-20: Wicked Woman (1954)
05-02-20: Fallen Angel (1945)
05-09-20: Mildred Pierce (1945)
05-16-20: The Crimson Kimono (1959)
05-23-20: Cornered (1945)
05-30-20: A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
06-06-20: The Underworld Story (1950)
06-13-20: Murder by Contract (1958)
06-20-20: Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
06-27-20: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
07-04-20: The Sign of the Ram (1948)
07-11-20: Bodyguard (1948)
07-18-20: Three Strangers (1946)
07-25-20: The Breaking Point (1950)
This was my second viewing of the film. Your post is very perceptive. I don't think this is a noir film (and Eddie admits it) but rather a cautionary tale that still applies.Address Unknown. A grim reminder that censorship, power grabs, and fascism can rise in times of great fear and despair.
Amazing production design, lighting and composition. A unique little cautionary tale. I was wondering why the title, but the twist ending makes that clear and poetic justice. And Menzies went from this to Invaders from Mars?! Well, I guess there are similarities in the assimilation of personalities by a conquering toxic force.