Watched a couple of clunkers last night beginning with the recently aired on TCM Lonelyhearts starring weepy Monty Cliff doing verbal battle with the overbearing Robert Ryan. The second feature was my initial viewing of the dreary Madonna’s Secret.
Last night i watched "DECOY" i though it was decent , not among my fav's though ..
I agree with you on The Hitch-Hiker, David and Steve. All three leads are great (Edmond O'Brien is always interesting) and I love the desert landscape, day or night. I'm a big fan of Film Noirs that take place in the desert (even if it's only part of the time). Hmmmm, that could make the beginning of a new thread.....
David, Another one would be Highway Dragnet with Richard Conte, as well as the last half of Johnny Stool Pigeon with Dan Duryea and Tony Curtis as a strangely mute hit-man.
Surly, you are on target with Desert Fury....There's also the last part of 711 Ocean Drive that takes place at the Hoover Dam near Vegas. I've been there and it's plenty hot!
Right now I have in the proto-noir 'Invisible Stripes', and later I'll open up Bad Girls #2 which came in today's
mail (along with a fresh copy of Mann's 'T-Men'..) I guess the stars aligned - new noirs on a snow day..(!)
Another desert noir would be Split Second. Ya can't get much hotter than what happens at the end of that.
Last night i watched ~~ "Crime Wave "
Today, being snowed in, I had my annual re-viewing of The Killers with Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien et al.........The initial section with Mcgraw and William Conrad is a story in itself......I wonder how Hemingway felt about the expansion of his Nick Adams tale and how the screenwriters ran with it?
Yes the cinematography was so great in crime wave , i love in the commentary how they talk about where the Gas station is etc. History like that is always cool ...
"the Killers" is on my list to get , i see there are a few different dvd versions out , I am gonna guess the Criterion is the way to go with this movie ??
Just picked up the Bad Girls of Film Noir sets yesterday and watched One Girl's Confession with the delectable Cleo Moore. An enjoyable slightly tawdry semi-noir.
"ILLEGAL" was my viewing last night i did not think i was gonna like this movie , but i really enjoyed it quite a bit , good story , some good action , really good film .
I will say the commentary on the dvd was kinda bad , the few minutes i listened Nina Foch tells how bad the film is & everything that is wrong with it & what a piece of garbage it is ..................good lord!
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