Despite the bad ending, I guess I liked the movie more than some of you did. Perhaps because I'm a big fan of Zachary Scott especially when he's playing baddies.You know you're not watching the most compelling movie when all you can think while they are driving in a convertible on the Pacific Coast Highway is why doesn't Zachary Scott's hat blow off?
I liked it because it's good to see hommes fatals instead of femmes fatales for a change. And Scott played one so well here enhanced by Howe's lighting. Plot holes and incongruities? Sure. The aggrieved widower who had disappeared from the action showing up deus ex machina to exact retribution...not likely...and so on.Despite the bad ending, I guess I liked the movie more than some of you did. Perhaps because I'm a big fan of Zachary Scott especially when he's playing baddies.
Rita Hayworth is well worth seeing more times than you can remember! Time well spent! My congratulations sir!This weekend's Noir Alley movie is "Gilda" (1946) starring Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, George Macready and his little friend, Joseph Calleia and Steven Geray. One of the better known film noirs and a movie I've seen more times than I can remember.
Updated 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)
04-25-20: 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)
09-06-20: Night Editor (1946) "Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Only"
09-12-20: Danger Signal (1945)
09-19-20: Gilda (1946)
09-26-20: They Won't Believe Me (1947)
10-03-20: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
10-10-20: The Racket (1951)
10-17-20: Destination Murder (1950)
10-24-20: Macao (1952)
10-31-20: The Seventh Victim (1943)
11-07-20: Nightfall (1957)
11-14-20: Fear (1946)
11-21-20: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
11-28-20: Suspense (1946)
12-05-20: Tomorrow is Another Day (1951)
12-12-20: The Burglar (1957)
12-19-20: The Unsuspected (1947)
12-26-20: Detour (1945)
In short, I don't post on social media, I use Twitter and FB to post stuff on this forum and to follow news about my sports teams. If I ever leave this forum, I will probably delete my accounts. I've come to loathe these social media companies.Eddie Muller just posted this. Good for him! I hope I can use his inspiration to follow his lead.
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ADIOS, AMIGOS AND AMIGAS. This is the guy I need to see in the mirror more often. But I find smiles and laughs severely diminish in direct correlation to the amount of time spent on anti-social media, so I am excusing myself from these infernal networks of incivility and misinformation and returning exclusively to books, music, art, and film.
I'll still be involved with social media aspects of the Film Noir Foundation and TCM's Noir Alley, but I'm personally withdrawing from the crossfire. Better to invest energy in more creative pursuits and provide my mental, physical and neurological systems with better sources of nourishment.
Fond regards to the good people I've encountered here, friends and strangers alike.
In an effort to bolster the USPS, I've taken a P.O. Box, so if you want to contact me, feel free to write a letter.
What a concept.
P.O. Box 6153, Alameda CA 94501.