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You're quicker than I was. It took me about ten seconds. After two or three seconds, I thought I wasn't going to work it out. It's always the eyes, the chin and the jawline that provide the main clues.
I think the mouth and chin did it for me.
 

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Noir Alley


We are deeply saddened by the loss of actor Clu Gulager. We were fortunate enough to spend time with Gulager during a special presentation of THE KILLERS ('64) with Eddie Muller last year. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

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Last night's "Ask Eddie" segment:




I agree with Eddie that "The Letter" (1940) starring Bette Davis is a "film noir". There are some interesting tidbits in this segment. Eddie sure loves him some Ella Raines which I concur with wholeheartedly. Joseph Calleia was a fine actor that appeared in so many of my favorite movies.
 

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The "Noir Alley" page finally released the end of the year schedule. Some favorites are coming up in those final four months. There are some movies that I have never seen beforehand so I'm looking forward to seeing them for the very first time.


Updated TCM's Noir Alley 2022 schedule:

01-01-22: Repeat Performance
01-08-22: Nightmare Alley
01-15-22: The Mob
01-22-22: Over-Exposed
01-29-22: Quai des Orfèvres
02-05-22: The Turning Point
02-12-22: Side Street
02-26-22: Cast a Dark Shadow
04-02-22: Pitfall
04-09-22: Bob le flambeur
04-16-22: Night and the City
04-23-22: The Window
04-30-22: Johnny Angel
05-07-22: No Man of Her Own
05-14-22: The Killer is Loose
05-21-22: My Name is Julia Ross
05-28-22: Bad Day at Black Rock
06-04-22: Out of the Past
06-11-22: The Guilty
06-18-22: House of Strangers Thieves' Highway
06-25-22: Down Three Dark Streets
07-02-22: The Strange One
07-09-22: Hide Tide
07-16-22: Scarlet Street
07-23-22: 5 Against the House
07-30-22: Raw Deal

09-03-22: Hit and Run
09-10-22: Obsession
09-17-22: The Naked Street
09-24-22: I Love Trouble
10-01-22: The Red House
10-08-22: The Phenix City Story
10-15-22: The Argyle Secrets
10-22-22: Cage of Evil
10-29-22: El Vampiro Negro
11-05-22: City of Fear
11-12-22: Tension
11-19-22: The Unfaithful
11-26-22: Death of a Cyclist
12-03-22: Decoy
12-10-22: Walk Softly, Stranger
12-17-22: Mr. Soft Touch
 

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Alan K. Rode talking about "Detective Story" (1951) starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker and William Bendix. Kino releasing this on Blu-ray in November.

 

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It's been a long time, since, I last watched a 3-D movie in any of my home theaters. I'm going to rectify that shortcoming by watching one 3-D movie each week starting in September through the end of the year. Any recommendations as I need to revisit some previously viewed 3-D films never viewed on my OLED 3-D display?
Well, I never did get in a groove to watch some 3-D movies back in 2019. :laugh:

Anyhow, I was in the mood today for some film noir so I pulled out my Twilight Time 3-D Blu-rays of the following titles that I haven't watched in a number of years. Wow! I was very impressed by both of these 1953 films noirs. There were more 3-D staged scenes in "Man in the Dark" a black and white film starring Edmond O'Brien and Audrey Totter. However, "Inferno" with Robert Ryan and Rhonda Fleming has always been the superior film in my opinion and it's in Technicolor. This was my first viewing of "Man in the Dark" on my 65" OLED as the last time I watched it was on my old Panny Plasma. I have no memory of watching "Inferno" on my OLED so it was like watching both films for the first time even though I've seen these movies a few times beforehand. Also, I listened to Alan Rode's audio commentary on "Inferno" and watched the featurette "A New Dimension of Noir: Filming Inferno in 3-D. I enjoyed both quite a bit.

Here is Matt Hough's 2017 review of Inferno.

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Well, I never did get in a groove to watch some 3-D movies back in 2019. :laugh:

Anyhow, I was in the mood today for some film noir so I pulled out my Twilight Time 3-D Blu-rays of the following titles that I haven't watched in a number of years. Wow! I was very impressed by both of these 1953 films noirs. There were more 3-D staged scenes in "Man in the Dark" a black and white film starring Edmond O'Brien and Audrey Totter. However, "Inferno" with Robert Ryan and Rhonda Fleming has always been the superior film in my opinion and it's in Technicolor. This was my first viewing of "Man in the Dark" on my 65" OLED as the last time I watched it was on my old Panny Plasma. I have no memory of watching "Inferno" on my OLED so it was like watching both films for the first time even though I've seen these movies a few times beforehand. Also, I listened to Alan Rode's audio commentary on "Inferno" and watched the featurette "A New Dimension of Noir: Filming Inferno in 3-D. I enjoyed both quite a bit.

Here is Matt Hough's 2017 review of Inferno.

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And if anyone is interested, the review for Man in the Dark 3D can be found here.
 

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Yup, I watched a third 3-D Blu-ray on my OLED that I haven't watched this 2012 Blu-ray since I had my Panny Plasma. Again, I was impressed by the 3-D presentation and seeing Julie Adams in that swimsuit. No doubt, "Humanoids from the Deep" (1980) was inspired by this creature that wanted Adams all to himself.:laugh: Can you blame him?
 

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You have to laugh at the idea of 'the Creature' coveting any woman, even one as lovely as Julia Adams. It makes about as much sense as a man lusting after a mackerel. Obviously, we all know the intent of putting Adams in a swimsuit for the film. It sure isn't for 'the Creature'. :)

- Walter.
 

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Allegedly, everyone was expecting Barbra to keep everyone waiting by her notorious lateness, but it was actually Julie who was hours late for this photo.
 

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